Have you ever noticed that dog owners are happier and healthier than non dog owners?Dogs have been used for centuries and we still love them as our trusting companions. There are many reasons that dogs are called a “mans’ best friend”. Having a dog can have many benefits including lower
For some people, playing fetch with a dog or petting a cat helps reduce stress. I think that people's lives and family's can be more exciting with a pet. In “Saying Farewell to a Faithful Pal”, Grogan and his wife came home from the hospital after learning their first pregnancy
Main point one: Companionship is important to have in your life, even if it comes from your dog. When life gets stressful it’s nice to have a companion to play with, take a walk with or even cheer you up. Companionship can be hard to come by with humans sometimes and easily found in dogs. While their personalities vary according to the breed of the dog, one characteristic remains the same, their loyalty. Dogs make great listeners, maybe because they can’t tell you to stop talking, but either way they seem to listen with interest. Many dog owners find themselves telling dogs things they can't seem to tell anyone else. This is what makes dogs good therapeutic animals. A dog is an especially good animal for someone who lives alone or suffers from depression. Having a dog present can also help people who have suffered a tragic loss in their life and need the company of another life for comfort. I know from my personal experience of losing a loved one, what a dog can do to help you through. Owning a dog gave me responsibility at me weakest and gave me a
Dogs can help us humans with mental health. Many service dogs are used to help people who are deaf or people that are blind. How about people with mental issues? Dogs not only help us with physical problems but also with mental problems like depression. In the article “Therapy pets and humans with mental health issues” the author “ dog time” starts to state in the 3 paragraph “Trained animals [iii] are used to benefit patients suffering with emotional and behavioral disorders, depression, autism, substance abuse, and dementia.” (2010) This can show how animals can help us with mental issues because animals can understand many struggles us humans have, because after their trained they can not only understand us but also
It is proven that dogs can help humans overcome stress and anxiety. In “How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD” by Chris Colin, He writes about how dogs can be used as a tool to help people who suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The article states that when people bond with their dogs their oxytocin levels increase. Oxytocin helps improve trust, and the interpretation of facial expressions. This can help people with PTSD be able to overcome their fears and interact with other people. In “ Therapy Dogs Help Students De-Stress” by Jen Christensen, It talks about how at some colleges now during finals week dogs are brought in to see the students. After spending ten minutes with the dogs the
Imagine a life with a best friend that never gets mad at people and never talks back. A famous saying you hear dad to day is a dog is the only thing on the earth that loves you more than they love themselves. This is a pretty ideal situation for
Owning a pet does extradonry wonders to your health. One reason I believe this is that dogs can now detect diffrent types of cancer in human bodies.Dogs are able to figure out where the cancer is in less than three hours. Another reason why owning a pet boost your health is that they lower the chance for diseases such as heart disease and cardiovascular disease. They also lower chances of high blood pressure. Also people that suffer from a heart attack and own a dog are twice as likely to fully
D. According to the American Psychiatric Association dog can decrease anxiety, reduced loneliness and increase sense of comfort and safety.
● Unconditional love: All training aside, dogs are animals who provide unconditional love to their humans, and this in itself can be a major encouraging factor for people with depression/anxiety to fight their illness. Moreover, knowing that your psychiatric service dog is there to take care of you encourages you to move out and meet people, which helps you manage the symptoms of your condition better.
“A Healthy Dose of Puppy Love” by Kathryn Satterfield describes a new study that shows that dogs can improve an individual’s health by lowering anxiety levels and by improving cardiac function. Specially trained therapy dogs visited a hospital in November in Dallas, Texas to help conduct a study that animals can improve an individual’s health, to do this people split the seventy six patients into a total of three groups: visitors with dogs, visitors, and an “at rest group.” For accurate results researches preformed anxiety tests on the patients before, during, and after the visit, and the results concluded that patients who received visits from people had encountered a ten percent drop in anxiety, while patients who received visits from dogs
We need pets in many ways, and they need us. And this is why we bond with them: they get to know us at our worst and we get to know them at their worst. If you can't handle your pet’s worst, then you don't deserve their best. Pets are worth the time, because that time soon turns into memories and quality time that you both enjoy. And of course, this doesn't mean you have to spend every second of the day with them, just be there for them, as they were always there for you. Whether it be a dog, cat, horse, or fish, give your pets your attention, and (s)he’ll give you
For centuries humans have known the use of pets such as dogs,cats, birds and even horses can not only make use feel joyful, they can also make us more sociable, reduce stress, and improve our health. One of the first studies ever conducted in 1980 found that heart attack patients that owed pets lived longer than the patients who didn't.("How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other"NPR)
Animal-assisted therapy involves interaction between patients and a trained animal, along with its human handler or owner, with the aim of facilitating patient 's progress toward therapeutic goals
Cause and effect relationship: Pet ownership The effects of pet ownership have been shown to be beneficial for humans as well as animals in need of a home. People purchase pets for a variety of reasons, spanning from a need to get more exercise, a desire for companionship, to a desire for unconditional love. Other people simply just love animals and their lives feel complete without a furry friend. However, not all of the causes of pet ownership are positive. Some people purchase a pet because they think the animal looks cute but abandon the pet after they discover the hard work it requires to train it and keep it healthy. Other people do so out of ego, such as purchasing a large, vicious pet they hope will intimidate others and later find they cannot control. The motivational causes of owning a pet will determine the eventual effects of ownership.
• Pets make great companions for kids, helping them in times of emotional turmoil or trouble as well as educating them about nature and non human beings.