The Many Ways Owning a Dog Is Good for You

Petting dogs prompts release of oxytocin and lowered cortisol to alleviate anxiety.  

Stress Relief 

Daily dog walking and play keeps owners more physically active to reap health gains.

 Active Lifestyle   

 Unconditional affection from dogs boosts moods and well-being chemical serotonin.

 Emotional Comfort  

Pet chores teach children duty, empathy and improved focus through caretaking.  


Early exposure to dogs may help kids avoid environmental allergies altogether.   

Allergy Buffer  

Stroking dogs aids healing and mobility after injuries, illness or surgery.  

Recovery Aid  

Caring for dogs linked to better cardiovascular health and lower heart disease rates.

Healthy Hearts

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