It is a popularly held belief that dogs make our lives better, especially if you ask a dog owner! We wanted to take some time to look into this concept a little deeper to see if there is scientific research to support the idea that there are actual health benefits from canine companionship.

What we found was surprising, even to us! We found 15 ways in which research has shown positive health effects from time spent with dogs!

Although much of the research on how pups effect our health has been done in clinical settings with therapy and companion dogs, there is plenty of reason to believe that dog ownership can have positive effects on our health as well…

 

FitBark_15_Health_Benefits_info | 15 Research Backed Health Benefits to Owning A Dog

This infographic was created by Mat at wileypup.com; check out the entire article for more in depth information regarding the health benefits of having a pup!