Selecting the Healthiest Dog Breeds for Emotional Support 

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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