Mental Health Awareness Month - The Joy Dogs Bring
Dog Parent, Rebecca, with her dog Nash at Dogdrop Dog Daycare in Los Angeles, CA.
🐾 Benefits of dogs to human mental health:
Cuddles, kisses and playing aside, there are various health benefits to humans through dog ownership. Non-dog owners view adding a furry family member as an added stressor to your life, but scientifically speaking this could not be further from the truth. Dogs have been proven to provide us comfort from things such as depression and anxiety, which affects more than 40 million adults in the United States alone. In addition, sleep problems can be alleviated by owning a dog by providing a sense of companionship. The act of petting and talking to a dog was shown to be a major factor in decreasing blood pressure, which lowers your risk of stroke, heart disease, and even premature death.