Dogs are man’s best friend for a reason. There is something special about the bond between us and our dogs. Did you know that dogs can actually benefit our health? From socialization and keeping active and our physical health, dogs are great! Learn more about how dogs can be beneficial to our health.
Socialization / Keeping Active
Pets act as social catalysts, pet owners are also better at dealing with stressful events, which helps them avoid anxiety-related illnesses. Therapy pets encourage mobility, socialization, and inter-personal contact with patients. Children with dogs spend more time doing moderate to vigorous physical activity than children without dogs, and adult dog owners were more likely to participate in mild to moderate physical activity, walking an average of 100% more minutes per week compared with non-dog owners.
SRC: The Health Benefits Of Pet Ownership
Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at 503.666.1600 to schedule an appointment today.
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