Dogs offer unwavering affection, emotional support, and cuddles that ease loneliness. According to an Australian study, owning a dog reduces loneliness.
Owning a dog lowers mortality risk, lowers blood pressure, and improves reactions to stress, according to studies. The review spans 1950–2019.
According to a WSU study, petting a dog for 10 minutes can lower cortisol levels as well as blood pressure, pulse rate, breathing rate, and muscle tension.
According to Purdue University, service dogs help military veterans with PTSD by enhancing coping mechanisms and minimizing the symptoms of the condition.
Dog owners spend 300 minutes a week walking with their dogs, 200 more than non-owners, making them 4 times more likely to meet daily physical activity recommendations.
According to studies, guys who own dogs are more likely to receive a girl's phone number. In photographs with dogs, people seem happier and more at ease.
We become more friendly while walking our dogs, which leads to interactions with park visitors and nearby residents.
Humans' "infant schema" causes their intrinsic carer reaction to be triggered by dogs' facial traits. This explains why people are drawn to pups.
Dogs increase oxytocin and mood through making eye contact. A 2017 study found that having a pet made AIDS patients less depressed.
Seniors who receive dog therapy experience cognitive improvement, a decrease in agitated behaviours, and improved social connections.