It has been said that a “dog is a man’s best friend.” Dogs can help with many things, including lowering blood pressure, lowering anxiety, improving social skills, improving immunity, and reducing risk of depression. The dogs serves as a friend that can help to keep you on the straight and narrow. As people get older, they tend to get lonely. Depression is reduced because you always have a friend with you. Dogs also help those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s when they have problems remembering certain things. Dogs can be very beneficial and help to keep us away from the doctor as much.
- Pet therapy has been shown to be very effective for improving the health of patients with age-related cognitive disorders.
- Pets have been especially useful in evenings, when patients tend to be confused and upset.
- Pets not only improve all-round health, but they also boost social skills and reduce the need for doctor visits.
“October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month, and while it’s by far the kindest thing people can do for dogs, the health benefits we get in return are substantial!”