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The Real Benefits of Dog Ownership

Our Best Friends: The Real Benefits of Having a Dog For thousands of years dogs have been there for us as our best friends. But what are the tangible benefits of that friendship? Sure, a goofy dog makes us laugh, but how much? And, we do find ourselves walking more each day, but how far? Let's take a look at just how much dogs benefit us in our daily lives, IN REAL NUMBERS: 367 STEPS 300 MINUTES THE NUMBER OF EXTRA STEPS THE NUMBER OF MINUTES WALKED PER WEEK BY THE AVERAGE DOG KIDS WITH DOGS TAKE IN A DAY VS. OWNER (ALMOST DOUBLE THAT OF NON-DOG KIDS WHO DO OWNERS) NOT HAVE DOGS. WORKERS IN OFFICES A STUDY BY +28% DR. ROBIN MARIA WITH DOGS VALERI SHOWED ARE 30% LESS THAT DOG LIKELY TO REPORT OWNERS EACH OTHER, REPORTED REPRESENTING A LAUGHING 28% MORE COHESIVE MORE OFTEN THAN NON-PET OWNERS IN THE SAME STUDY AND -30% TRUSTWORTHY OFFICE ENVIRONMENT THERE WAS A 15 PERCENTAGE POINT REDUCTION IN ATOPIC 15% DERMATITIS (TYPE OF ECZEMA) IN KIDS WHO GREW UP WITH DOGS IN THE HOME. OTHER ALLERGIES ARE REDUCED, TOO. 40 FIFTEEN MINUTES IN LIVES SAVED A QUIET ROOM WITH YOUR DOG CAN LOWER YOUR BY BARRY DER MENCHENRETTER, A ST. BERNARD BLOOD PRESSURE DOG OWNERS WHO LIVED IN 10% SWITZERLAND FROM 1800-1814 INTERACT WITH ELDERLY STRANGERS DOG OWNERS 21X SPENT 1.5 HOURS MORE OFTEN per day TALKING TO THEIR DOGS, 28% INCREASE IN WALKING SPEED OF A DOG-OWNER WALKING A PUPPY vS. SOMEONE WALKING ALONE SOURI STUDY) WHICH HAS BEEN SEEN AS LEADING TO STRESS REDUCTION (IN A ORVIS DISCOVER MORE RESOURCES FOR DOG LOVERS AT ORVIS.COM/DOGS

The Real Benefits of Dog Ownership

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For thousands of years dogs have been there for us as our best friends. But what are the tangible benefits of that friendship? Sure, a goofy dog makes us laugh, but how much? And we do find ourselves ...

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Orvis

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EightOhTwo

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pet dogs health

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Animals
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