How dogs and mental wellbeing are linked

The benefits of pets & why we love our pooches

We love to celebrate how wonderful our pooches are every day, but especially over the last year. For those who live alone or have been working from home, it’s been a wonderful time to truly cherish our amazing four-legged pals and appreciate the many ways they bring joy to our lives.

Dogs are not only able to understand many of the words we use but are even able to interpret our tone of voice and body language. From this, our loyal pooches will try to gauge our emotional states making them the perfect companion always ready to provide unconditional love and affection when we need it most.

How pets positively impact our health

Dogs can benefit our mental health in many ways and have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression.
Some of the way that dogs can positively impact our mental health are:

Keeping fit and healthy:

Getting out of the house to go for regular walks helps to improve cardiovascular fitness. You can also incorporate hikes or runs with your pooch into your daily routine to mix up it up and to ensure that you and your pooch alike are getting the right amount of exercise.

Reduced anxiety:

Studies have shown that pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets. Some of the reasons for this could include the fact that playing with your dog or stroking your dog can increase levels of serotonin and dopamine which calm and relax us. Having a pooch can certainly help us to enjoy each day and cherish the special moments with our canine companions.



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