One of the health benefits of having a dog is lower blood pressure. According to a study made, those who mingled with dogs had lower blood pressure compared to those who didn’t have interaction, even on stressful situations. Another one is a healthier heart. Statistics say that there are fewer pet owners who die from heart attack and those who suffer from cardiac arrest usually recover faster.
It’s a misconception that dogs can cause allergies to kids because based on studies, many kids who grew up around dogs didn’t develop allergies. These cute pets are also stress relievers. They can help enhance the mood, lowering the chemicals that cause bad mood and releasing those that create good mood.
How can it benefit your love life? There are dating sites that cater to singles who are looking to date other pet owners too. Plus, it will be easier to socialize, especially with those who share the common love for dogs.
To help you understand better the health benefits of having a dog, see the infographics below that will tell you more about this topic. See our informative and fantastic looking illustration that every pet owner will find interesting:
This is slightly true. Although with Mabel, she just doesn’t use them properly. Take this photo for example. Here she is using her new giant dog cushion as a foot rest while she wedges her head down the side of the couch to give the impression to anyone walking into the lounge (me included) that there is a headless dog on the floor!
3-You refer to yourself as your dog’s “Mum” or “Dad” and think it’s totally normal.
Well I am! And it is! Although people in the park tend to call me Mabel’s Carer as she is a very special dog. There is the general dog population and then there is Mabel about 5 seconds behind!
4-You are very proud of the fact your dog has a best friend.
Mabel’s best friend is Nero Basenji. They have known each other since they were 12 weeks old and are seriously like a married couple! If one has a stick or a plastic bottle the other one has to have the other end of it. They even hug each other when they see each other! Laugh if you want but I know for a fact that this one is true and all you dog owners can name your dog’s best friend!
5-You know your dog neighbours better than your human neighbours.
I walk Mabel at a park around the corner from where we live and I could tell you 90% of the dogs that go in there and about 5 of the owners’ names. Although I do refer to the ones I dont know as Dad or Mum to whichever dog they are walking.
6-You have to leave the room when an RSPCA advert comes on.
Not just me but Mabel as well! I don’t want her to get upset.
7-You sometimes watch a programme because the dog has taken an interest in it.
Mabel loves watching Crufts. She will sit for hours watching it. I’m sure she is looking out for anyone she knows!
She is also partial to a bit of the Dog Whisperer and sometimes watches Jezza as long as they aren’t shouting too loudly as she loves a good lie detector test result.
8-The “no dogs on the furniture” rule didn’t last very long.
How else would I get comedy photos like this then? As well as not knowing how to use her bed, she is rubbish in armchairs too!
9-You stress at the thought of having to be out all day and your dog being on their own.
Now this is definitely not me!!!! The reason being that when I am out all day working, Mabel either goes to Doggy Nursery or she goes to Nanny Joan’s next door!!
10-You have more photos of your dog on your phone than your family members.
This is true. However, in my defence I have to take lots of photos of Mabel as she is my model. Although she is now getting ideas above her station and will not pose unless I have a treat waiting for her. If it’s a good treat she may even smile for me.
Well maybe I am a (slightly) Crazy Dog Lady but Miss Mabel Doodle is part of our family and so will always be treated like the daughter I never had!