Human-Dog Relationships: Health & Mind Impacts

Human-animal interactions have been studied widely and while there are conflicting Outcomes, most pet owners Think That Which some studies have Demonstrated, which Will Be that human-animal interactions have Favorable Consequences including:

  • More favorable societal behavior, social interactions, and disposition;
  • Lower stress-related measures like cortisol, heart rate, and blood pressure;
  • Less self-reported anxiety and stress;
  • Stronger psychological wellbeing; And
  • better physical wellbeing, especially a decreased likelihood of cardiovascular ailments.

While conclusive evidence isn't yet available, from experience we know that pets produce many favorable scenarios in our own lives which lead us to enhance emotional, physical and mental health.  These include:

  • Dogs make us social, which may bring about our well-being.
  • Dogs may make us feel lonely, or sad. They're our loyal companions. 
  • Dogs may provide us a sense of purpose or meaning.
  • Dogs help us practice mindfulness and also invite us to be completely present in the present moment -- just because they are.
  • Dogs might help alleviate tension and supply loving support.

Though the scientific foundation for its physical and psychological advantages of having a puppy is being established, it's apparent that puppies attract their owners a great deal of happiness and pleasure -- something that feels good but also contributes to greater psychological and physical wellness.