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    Man’s Best Friend: Studies Show That Dog Owners Are Happier People

    It is not hard to see why, but a new study just proved that dog owners are happier people. Our cute and playful pooches actually make us happier and healthier according to this research.

    Man’s Best Friend Makes Him a Lot Happier

    Man's Best Friend: Studies Show That Dog Owners Are Happier People

    According to a study released today by BarkBox, almost 93% of dog parents in the US say their canine best friends made them a better person in at least one way. The first BarkBox Dog Parent Study found out that dogs overwhelmingly have had a positive impact on the emotional, behavioural and even physical characters of their humans.

    In fact, a lot more studies say dogs help us reduce stress, anxiety, depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and improve overall health. That’s not a fact unknown to many. They really have the cutest and most adorable powers to brighten our day.

    Dog Owners are Happier People

    Man's Best Friend: Studies Show That Dog Owners Are Happier People
    Harvard Medical School on one end found out that aside from dogs’ capability to have a “calming effect” on humans, they also lower our cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
    Thoroughly looking at the benefits of owning a dog, studies indicate that pets provide meaningful social support for owners, improving their lives. People going through serious health problems as heart attacks and HIV fare better with pets around.
    Man's Best Friend: Studies Show That Dog Owners Are Happier People
    Can anyone look at a smiling dog without smiling? A single grin from these lovely creatures can make a huge difference!
    On a more helpful level, some institutions encourage people who suffer from stress and trauma to have dogs as pets to endure anxiety.
    Man's Best Friend: Studies Show That Dog Owners Are Happier People
    In fact, ex-soldier Paul Wilkie said that his dog saved his life from his recurring nightmares and flashbacks of war after he left the Army.

    Paul adopted Irma, his loving canine from a charity called Bravehound. It is an institution who trains dogs to provide comfort and security to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

    “There’s a lot of baggage that comes with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – severe depression and anxiety attacks,” said Paul.

    After leaving the Army, he ended up losing his wife, his home, his job and he lived rough in a forest in Perthshire due to PTSD.

    “That’s why I lived in a forest. I couldn’t face anyone. I was hyper-vigilant. You think somebody is going to do something to you,” he added.

    “Even now I can’t go shopping during the day. I go to Asda or Tesco late at night so there are hardly any people. And Irma will go with me.”

    In the end Paul said: “Irma and Bravehound have pretty much saved my life to be honest.”

    Man's Best Friend: Studies Show That Dog Owners Are Happier People

    It’s no secret that our animal best friends bring so much joy to us and our household. But aside from being the source of happiness, they can be therapeutic and loving too.

    At that thought, humans should always give back the joy our pets give us without second thoughts. This is because unlike us, dogs can’t fake love.

     

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