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Grab your furry friend now and give them a big thank you but we’re sure a belly rub will do too! Dogs offer more than just companionship, we have listed some surprising benefits to having a dog!

Having a Dog helps you live longer

Dogs naturally cause owners to be more active. Dog walking and pet play increases activity. The emotional benefits of an affectionate creature can also have great health benefits.

Dog Owners have lower blood pressure

Cuddle with your pet and pet your pet (see what we did there)! Having affectionate downtime with your pet helps your body release endorphins.  Endorphins help relieve pain and induce feelings of pleasure or euphoria.

Dogs help reduce your stress.

Playing with or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol.

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