The magic of dogs

How dogs can help boost your mental health?

Mental health

Maintaining a positive attitude can be hard.

In this world full of stress, anxiety, depression and curve balls, maintaining a positive attitude can be very hard. However, animals like dogs can help you see the light at the end of the tunnel even during the hard times.

Why dogs boost mental health?

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1. Oxytocin release

Induces parental feelings

There is a reason why people feel more connected to dogs. When we look at dogs, our bodies release oxytocin. Oxytocin is a hormone released by a mother when she sees her child. Thus, dogs induce paternal feelings in us.

2. A sense of responsibility

Responsibility grounds us.

Having a dog makes you realize that you have a creature who depends on you for his every needs. This sense of responsibility keeps us from slipping off the ledge.

3. You are never alone

Just turn back and you will know

On primary problem when suffering from Mental Health issues that the suffer feels that they are alone. However, when you have a dog, you are never alone. Those curious eyes and bushy tail are your constant companions.

4. Regular exercise

Your dog needs exercise and so do you.

You may want to speed the whole day at home. However, your dog needs exercise to release pent up energy. Thus, whether you want to or not, you will have to exercise because of your dog.

5. A furry shoulder to cry on

You can never cry alone

As a dog guardian, I can personally attest to the fact that when you have a dog, crying is impossible. If you feel sad or cry, your dog will do everything possible to make you feel better.

6. Always goofy

Dogs bring laughter and joy

The goofy antics of your pup will make it hard for you to stay stuck in a zone of gloominess and sadness.

7. Never ask for anything

They only want love.

All dogs care about is your love. They don't want extravagant treats, trips or ask you to take the day off work. All they want is for you to give them 10% of the love that they give you.

8. Boost socialization

You have to get out and meet people

Dogs attract people. Even if you don't want to talk to anyone, your dog may have other plans. He will attract people and you will have to talk. Eventually, your brain will realize that mixing with others is not a bad thing.

9. You feel good

It hard to be sad when you have a dog

Most people who are dog guardians will tell you that they noticed their mood getting better once they got a dog. Even looking at the face of your dog is enough to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

10. Can't see them sad

Those eyes...

If you are sad, your pooch will be sad. No dog guardian can see their dogs sad. Thus, you will be forced to feel better and spend time with your pup coz you do not want to see him sad.

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