How dogs can help boost your 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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