A BETTER BALANCE
DOGS MAKE US HAPPY KEEP YOUR DOG HAPPY
Spending as little as 30 minutes with a dog causes a spike in a hormone called oxytocin, which helps reduce stress and fight depression.
That oxytocin spike goes both ways, and spending time with your dog benefits you both.
DOGS HELP US CONNECT WITH OTHERS
NON-DOG OWNER CONVERSATION LEVEL
DOG OWNER CONVERSATION LEVEL
INTRODUCE YOUR DOG TO NEW FRIENDS
Like us, dogs are social animals, and they benefit from spending time with others — both canine and human. Visit the local dog park, and both of you will make new friends!
Dogs are the best conversation starter, and people who walk with a dog have 3 times as many social interactions than people who walk alone.
DOGS GET US UP AND MOVING
Grab a leash and get going: Research shows that dog owners get 54% more exercise than people without pets, and daily exercise has a whole range of health benefits, from lowering stress levels to increasing cardiovascular health.
ENCOURAGE YOUR DOG TO GET GOING
Walking your dog or playing fetch are good ways to get you both active. Your dog will feel more relaxed after some healthy exercise, and he’ll enjoy the extra time spent with you.
DOGS MAKE LIFE LESS STRESSFUL
Did you know there's a scientific reason you feel more relaxed after spending time with your dog?Interacting with a dog significantly lowers cortisol, a hormone related to stress and anxiety. One psychology study even found that just
thinking about a beloved pet can lower stress levels.
DE-STRESS YOUR DOG
You've probably noticed that your dog picks up on your emotions, so if you're anxious or angry, your dog will be too. If one of you is stressed, spend a few minutes together quietly visiting. You'll both feel better.
DOGS HELP KEEP US HEALTHY
From lower stress levels to stronger immune systems, people who own dogs see plenty of health benefits.
HELP KEEP YOUR DOG HEALTHY
Keeping your dog active or just spending time with him are simple acts that have plenty of health benefits. Feeding your dog a complete and balanced meal is another way you can help keep your dog looking his best.
#INGREDIENTS FOR GOOD