Do you know that raising a dog is also scientifically proved to be useful?
As one of the first animals to be tamed by human beings, dogs have been friends of ours for the last 18000 years. Many scientists even find the reasons why each individual should possess a puppy at home. You can also use these reasons to persuade others who are looking for a proper dog.
And the followings are reasons why your house absolutely needs to have a dog:
- Dogs make us laugh a lot:
The experts of Society and Animals magazines conducted a survey towards people raising dogs, cats, both or other animals. The question raised is how much they have laughed during the whole day since they possessed their pets. The results show that all people who raise dogs and cats answer that they are happier and laugh more than people who raise cats or other species.
- Dogs are loyal friends:
It is estimated that people tamed dogs from 32100 to 18000 years ago when wolves began evolving. Wolves live in group, so they have special relationship with the surrounding individuals. Dogs keep this habit, but instead of being loyal to their group, dogs are loyal to people who raise them. Mr. Stephen Zawistowski, the science consultant of The World Society for Protection of Animals, says when being adopted, dogs will consider their owners as a member in the group.
- Dos make you friendlier:
The scientists from Liverpool and Bristol universities indicated that people raising dogs are friendlier and more easy-going than others. This is proved when in fact, all people who raise dogs like going out for a walk with their dogs, which helps these dogs’ owners become friendlier and more easy-going because they have opportunities to interact with more people, especially people that raise dogs.
- Do you know that having a dog helps you to be healthier?
Science has proved that for children in a family raising dogs, the risks of getting asthma and allergy are much lower than other children. A research conducted by National Academy of Sciences in USA shows that dogs’ bodies can bring bacteria named Lactobacillus which helps children enhance their immune ability and combat some ordinary viruses causing allergy.
- Dogs will make you as active as they:
Obesity is a matter of concern for people who work in the office. A research indicates that if these people possess a dog, they will have opportunities against this disease. According to a report of Michigan University (America), 60% of people raising dogs have considerably loosen their weight because they spend at least 30 minutes per day going out for a walk with their dogs. The elderly even own better health due to the fact that they spend a lot of time walking with their dog in the park or the areas surrounding.
- Dogs can help you!
The story about a cat in Florida saved by being given a dog’s blood transfusion has become a typical example for this theoretical poit. According to scientists, some kinds of dogs possess a popular blood group, which means that they have the ability to give their blood to other animals belonging to different group, like the blood group O of human beings. Besides, dogs are like a risk warning system close to their owner. Some dogs are even trained to possibly predict abnormal phenomenon for human beings 15 minutes before these phenomena happens. Take epilepsy as an example, before suddenly fainting or convulsing, the owners can be warned in advance by their dog to actively prevent.
- Dog owners often have more living targets.
This is especially suitable to the elderly who are at the last days of their life. According to a report of socio-psychology magazines, the elderly raising dog will find more aims to continue living than others because they often show themselves to take care of their puppy. Some elderly people even say that raising a dog helps them to be more satisfied with their life when being less taken care of by their children due to their busy work.
- Raising a dog makes people feel a true happiness.
Just interacting with their own furry friend, the owners’ bodies can secrete more active substance called Oxytocin than usual. According to scientists, Oxytocin or love hormone helps to decrease the amount of hormone causing stress, stabilize blood pressure and increase the sense of closeness.