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Dogs And Pets Provide Health Benefits

Do dogs provide health benefits? Believe it or not they do! Did you know that owning a dog and pet ownership in general, can help a person in many ways? Owning a pet can improve your mental wellness, reduce your visits to the doctor, improve your cardiovascular health and allow for faster recovery time from surgery as well as higher survival rates. Recent research suggests that dogs may be able to detect cancer on a person's breath! Lets' explore these amazing health benefits of pet ownership:

It has been proven that dog owners have lower blood pressure and
cholesterol levels than non-dog owners. These factors, in turn, reduce the
chance of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, just stroking a pet has long been
known to reduce blood pressure. Furthermore, a study from the New York State
University concluded that these benefits continue even without the pet being

Hospital studies have shown that senior citizens and recent
post-op patients respond better to treatment and recover faster while in contact
with dogs and other therapy animals. Did you know that dog owners have a greater
chance to survive a serious illness than non-dog owners? In fact, a study
revealed that a pet affected a person's survival rate even more than the
presence or company of family members or friends!

Studies conducted at
Cambridge and UCLA concluded that there is a direct correlation between pet
ownership and improved overall health, which leads to fewer visits to the
doctor. The Journal of American Geriatrics Society notes that pet ownership has
a positive effect on a senior's physical and emotional well being. Additionally,
a Medicare study of elderly patients also shows that people who own a dog have
fewer doctor visits than patients who do not.

Pet owners have better
emotional health and mental wellness than people who do not own a pet. Pets
offer unconditional love and affection and their presence alone helps reduce
loneliness. For people who are isolated, disabled or handicapped, a pet offers
friendship and can even add a element of safety to their lives. Dogs are used as
a form of therapy in hospices, nursing homes and as companions for the disabled
and blind. In fact, there are studies that prove that people with a major
illness fight the stress of having the illness better by having a dog as a pet.

There is new research that suggests that dogs may be able to detect
certain types of cancer. Researchers at the Pine Street Foundation in San
Anselmo, California and the Polish Academy of Sciences exposed dogs to breath
samples from breast and lung cancer patients and samples from healthy people.
They claim that the dogs were able to detect cancer with astonishing results and
accuracy. The dogs were able to identify 99% of lung cancer breath samples
(which included early stage cancer patients) as well as 88% of breast cancer
samples. The study, which has been met with skepticism, will be released early
in 2006 and published in the March edition of the Journal for Integrative Cancer
Therapies. Experts agree that this holds promise, but must be evaluated and
researched further.

As you can see pet ownership or having a dog comes
with many benefits for an individual. Owning a pet encourages social
interaction, reduces stress levels, boosts self-confidence and self-esteem and
encourages exercise. Having a pet is a great investment, not only in the joy and
pleasure that the animal brings into your life, but the many health benefits
that come with the territory!

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