With International Dog Day just around the corner, we thought we’d give you even more reasons as to why owning a dog is great for your health and wellbeing. The UK has the second highest dog population (42Bruton), with over a quarter of adults having a four-legged friend. Dogs have been scientifically proven to boost your mood, help you to become more active and can have a ‘pawsitive’ affect on your mental health. Sorry.
1. Increased exercise and activity
2. Tackling loneliness
3. Reducing stress and anxiety
4. Improve your social life
5. Support dementia care