Keep a dog for a healthy, stress free life
We've always known that having a dog is good for us. It makes us more likable people, and more likely to show compassion and empathy. However, did you know that research backs up this observation? A study in 1999 on 48 stockbrokers has demonstrated that the group that had a pet including dogs were far less likely to have heart attacks than the group that didn't.
Image Credit: rachelFollowing the results of this test, many who didn't have a dog, went out and got one! It's official. Maintaining a dog keeps you healthier and more stressful. In addition, children who are exposed to dogs early on are at a much lower risk of becoming allergic to substances due to the body's strengthened immune system. So if you were looking for an excuse to get yourself a dog, this is a good one!