Two recent studies, one in the Journal of Applied Developmental Science and the other in the Journal of Psychiatric Research,
reached similar conclusions: dog ownership improves mental health and increases prosocial behavior.
More studies have demonstrated that having a dog reduces blood pressure,
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increases brain serotonin and dopamine levels, and decreases triglycerides and cholesterol.
In your experience as a dog owner, you might already know some of these things.
You have experienced firsthand the profound effect that owning a dog can have on one's life.
Still on the fence about getting a dog? If you're dealing with mental health concerns like depression,
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