5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Dog Companionship!

Dog lovers have always known there was something special about sharing their life with one. Recently, researchers, scientists, doctors and therapists have become increasingly interested in this phenomenon. As stories come to light about how dogs have helped people in incredible ways. If you thought man’s best friend was great before, wait until you learn about these amazing benefits of having a dog companion.

1 – Dogs are stellar confidantes!

People are judgmental and often not good listeners. Dogs not only love unconditionally, but they seem to have no problem listening to their owners talk and talk. A newly published University of Cambridge study showed that children, particularly girls, disclose intimate details with their pets, more so than even their own siblings.

2 – Dogs keep you calm!

A study conducted in 2002 showed that having a dog (or cat) around can keep people calmer, even in a stressful situation. They found that people with a dog or cat had lower resting heart rates and blood pressure and also had smaller spikes in both, when put in a stressful situation. Another study found that dogs lowered blood pressure better than an ACE inhibitor when stressed!

3 – Dogs keep you mobile!

Because your dog wants to be active, he makes you more active. Studies on the elderly have found that those owning dogs are more mobile and better able to perform daily living tasks, such as climbing stairs, bending, kneeling, stopping, bathing, dressing, and even taking medication and preparing meals.

4 – Dogs make you happier!

A recent study showed that when our dogs look at us, oxytocin is released in both dog and owner. This is the same hormone that is released when parents look at their own infants. So, just gazing into your dog’s eyes can make you happier. Several studies have also shown that dog owners are less likely to be depressed.

5 – Keeping your dog healthy might keep you healthy!

People 65 or older that own pets make 30 percent less doctor visits than those that don’t own a dog or a cat. If all of the above was not enough, a new study that is currently being done by Lincoln Memorial University with a grant from The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) is out to prove that people with healthy dogs are healthier and less likely to have things such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and lack of physical activity.

Your dog is keeping you healthy in so many ways, be sure you are returning the favor by keeping him heathy as well! That starts with a good diet, like our Grain Free line of Stay Loyal dog food.

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7 Comments

  1. I have both a 19 month old English Cocker Spaniel and a 7 year old Pomeranian cross. The Pomeranian x gets itchy skin. What is a best food to get for my 2 female pets.

    Thanks,
    Chrissy Malos

    1. Hi Chrissy, for itchy dogs we recommend Stay Loyal Original and Raw Meaty Lamb bones, NOTHING else. That combo helps a large percentage of dogs stop itching.

  2. Dear Robert,
    I totally agree with all 5 points in your very welcome news letter. I lost my husband of 45 years last March, I have two cats but decided to adopt a dog, which I did from the RSPCA. I now have the most beautiful Pug X girl, she is the light of my life and she is so funny, she understands everything I say to her, and believe me that’s some times a lot. She is the first Dog I have ever owned, and I would not sell her for a million dollars. I have to say she has come on in leaps and bounds since putting her onto Stay Loyal. Many thanks to you and your product…..Di

  3. I loved reading your leter mate and l agree totally l only went to doctos today bp normal and heart looks younger than for my age and lungs normal and l smoked from 13 yrs to 33 yrs and am 53 now and have always had a dog l now have bull terrier pup 8 mths and he looks healthyer so thanks rob

  4. What an amazing website.Having just got my little rescue jack Russell and not knowing her past I cooked her food nothing but the best for my little girl,so I thought.Within a day she was red raw from scratching and scooting along the lawn on her belly..Took Rosie to the vet she was examined and given Apoqual,within a few days she was coughing and the cough was as if she was choking.Googled the drug apoqual found it was not a very nice drug and it suppressed the immune system,so googled again as to what I could do.Wow came across this amazing website STAYLOYAL emailed with what was happening to my Rosie and yes I got a reply.
    Feed only raw food on the grass,so I did,what a difference rash gone.
    Yet to try the dry food to which I am definitely will.
    Thank you Robert I have passed onto others your website.

  5. Great to read your points on the health benefits of
    dogs.
    Our beautiful Beagle is in training big for her 3rd Cancer Council Bark For Life Relay. In October. The event honours the role of our dogs in their human’s cancer journey whilst also raising funds for Cancer Council Vic.
    Her predecessor certainly helped me during my treatment and recovery.
    Nothing quite like the unconditional love of a dog.
    I look forward to learning more about Stay Loyal.

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