Maybe you don’t know, International Dog Day is August 26 every year. It’s not wrong!
Keeping a dog as a pet is good for your health and happiness. Dog owners know and feel this every day. The comfort and love you receive from your dog when you come home after a tiring day is indescribable. Five minutes of playtime with your dog before you start your day is a great time in your day.
And now, when many places are still under restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic , experts are highlighting the many benefits of keeping dogs as companions.
And these are not just people talking about the benefits of keeping dogs as pets, but there is also scientific evidence that dogs can change the way you live, according to Times of India.
1. Corgi can change your mood in minutes
This furry companion has the ability to improve your mood and take care of your mental health. Dog owners are less depressed and lonely and lead happier lives with little or no stress.
2. Corgi can benefit your heart
Spending time with a dog can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. This is because your dog helps you stay active throughout the day, helps keep your heart health in check and even controls high blood pressure and cholesterol , according to the Times of India.
3. Corgi can check your weight
Since dogs encourage physical activity, they also help you maintain a healthy weight. Not only walking your dog every day, but playing with your dog also helps burn a lot of calories. Having a dog is actually good for your waistline. People who exercise with their dogs are more loyal to their exercise program than people who don’t exercise at all.
4. Corgi help you socialize
Dogs help you feel less lonely and they even help you meet more people. When you walk your dog, you also connect with a large community of dog owners and dog lovers.
In fact, walking your dog is one of the top 5 ways to meet new people.
5. Corgi can also be therapists
Most dog owners agree that they talk to their dogs and naturally start to feel better. Dogs have the ability to work with people with intellectual disabilities, dealing with health challenges and mental decline. A therapy dog can be of great help to people with chronic pain and keeps children happy in the hospital, according to Times of India.
6. Corgi can assist with medical conditions
Canine companions can help warn a person of epilepsy or an impending seizure. They can even support a person with narcolepsy by standing over them to protect them or keeping them in a chair. A medical assistance dog can be trained to turn lights on and off, dial emergency numbers and even carry medicine, according to the Times of India.