Not only are dogs fun to have around, they can also improve your health. The Doctors are dog owners and advocate having a furry friend, not just because they are cute, but for the health benefits as well. Owning a dog has been shown to calm nerves and lower blood pressure.
"Even for kids, pets can have benefits," pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears says. "Kids who have dogs have lower levels of asthma and allergies. And of course, it's great exercise, getting out and walking your dog, running around the yard."
Adopt a PetPets can lower stress, decrease the risk of heart disease and even save lives!
What Do Your Pets Say about You?
A study by the University of Texas reveals that on average, the psychological profiles of cat owners and dog owners differ.
According to the findings, those who have cats tend to be more open, creative, philosophical, non-traditional and slightly more neurotic, and those who have dogs tend to be more social and outgoing.
“Having a pet in the house, if you have the time to take care of it properly, is a boon to your health,” Dr. Travis notes.