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Dogs As Pets 

A Pet Dog  Can Change Your Life . . .

Pets offer a source of pleasure, relaxation and companionship. They are also said to offer their owners several health benefits.

Your Pet Dog will Keep you healthy & fit!

Having a dog as a pet gives their owners an opportunity to get outdoors as they walk their dogs daily. A sort of compulsory exercise with great benefits for dog lovers. It is a well known fact that walking is one of the best exercises one can do today, especially as we go past a certain age. Walking can help control your blood pressure and cholesterol as well as improve your overall health. We sometimes need a reason to do something. Having a dog is reason enough, for at least your daily walk.

Should you keep a dog as a pet?

Whether you should opt for a dog as a pet is a matter of preference and choice. However here are some benefits generally associated with keeping dogs as a pet.

Benefits of keeping dog as pet

 Most of us have heard the saying 'A dog is man's best friend' whether you believe this or not, here are some more benefits that you can mull over. They provide companionship and never-ending love and loyalty. Pet owners are less prone to depression. Loneliness is one of the leading causes of unhappiness. This is specially true for the elderly. With a dog as a pet, you will never be lonely.  Pet owners, particularly dog owners supposedly live longer. This may probably have some thing to do with the fact that pet dog owners live a healthier lifestyle. Just walking your pet dog daily has benefits for the dog owner in the form of exercise. We all know that exercise can and does help lower diabetes, helps your heart and yes! may help you live longer. Speak to your doctor and he will probably also tell you that having pets makes our lives better and makes us healthier. Children who grow up with a family pet are said to turn out to be better emotionally. They learn responsibility and sharing. Dogs provide a kind of mental satisfaction of security. They are a great burglar alarm and thieves would rather skip houses where they suspect a dog is residing. There have been studies that suggest that dogs can even smell cancer. Dogs can be the eyes and years of handicapped people. Want to reduce stress? perhaps, having a dog as a pet can help reduce stress.

Responsibilities of keeping a pet dog

While there are certainly quite a few benefits for keeping dogs as pets, there are certain responsibilities also that come along for pet owners. First and foremost, if you are thinking of having a dog as a pet. Remember that a dog is not some type of home decoration that you can buy and place somewhere in your home. Dog ownership, may I say any live pet ownership comes with many responsibilities. Unless you have time, money and can give love and understanding. Do not think about pet ownership. A dog is like a child in your family and you will have to look after the dog just as one raises a baby. Don't think of getting a dog if you do not have the time. Such a situation would be unfair and inhumane to the dog and also to yourself. Dogs are a type of pet where some people love them and cannot live without them, where as there are some who are not cut out for this sort of pet. Never think of getting a pet just for the sake of security or as an ego booster. Pet dogs become members of your family. They cost money to keep also as they will require not only food but proper grooming and medical care. So before you go out shopping for a dog, make sure you understand the responsibilities of keeping a pet dog. If you still feel that you have what it takes to become a pet dog owner. Your pet dog will give you far more love, companionship and loyalty that words cannot describe. 
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Dogs As Pets 

A Pet Dog  Can Change Your

Life . . .

Pets offer a source of pleasure, relaxation and companionship. They are also said to offer their owners several health benefits.

Your Pet Dog will Keep you healthy

& fit!

Having a dog as a pet gives their owners an opportunity to get outdoors as they walk their dogs daily. A sort of compulsory exercise with great benefits for dog lovers. It is a well known fact that walking is one of the best exercises one can do today, especially as we go past a certain age. Walking can help control your blood pressure and cholesterol as well as improve your overall health. We sometimes need a reason to do something. Having a dog is reason enough, for at least your daily walk.

Should you keep a dog as a pet?

Whether you should opt for a dog as a pet is a matter of preference and choice. However here are some benefits generally associated with keeping dogs as a pet.

Benefits of keeping dog as pet

 Most of us have heard the saying 'A dog is man's best friend' whether you believe this or not, here are some more benefits that you can mull over. They provide companionship and never- ending love and loyalty. Pet owners are less prone to depression. Loneliness is one of the leading causes of unhappiness. This is specially true for the elderly. With a dog as a pet, you will never be lonely.  Pet owners, particularly dog owners supposedly live longer. This may probably have some thing to do with the fact that pet dog owners live a healthier lifestyle. Just walking your pet dog daily has benefits for the dog owner in the form of exercise. We all know that exercise can and does help lower diabetes, helps your heart and yes! may help you live longer. Speak to your doctor and he will probably also tell you that having pets makes our lives better and makes us healthier. Children who grow up with a family pet are said to turn out to be better emotionally. They learn responsibility and sharing. Dogs provide a kind of mental satisfaction of security. They are a great burglar alarm and thieves would rather skip houses where they suspect a dog is residing. There have been studies that suggest that dogs can even smell cancer. Dogs can be the eyes and years of handicapped people. Want to reduce stress? perhaps, having a dog as a pet can help reduce stress.

Responsibilities

of keeping a pet

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While there are certainly quite a few benefits for keeping dogs as pets, there are certain responsibilities also that come along for pet owners. First and foremost, if you are thinking of having a dog as a pet. Remember that a dog is not some type of home decoration that you can buy and place somewhere in your home. Dog ownership, may I say any live pet ownership comes with many responsibilities. Unless you have time, money and can give love and understanding. Do not think about pet ownership. A dog is like a child in your family and you will have to look after the dog just as one raises a baby. Don't think of getting a dog if you do not have the time. Such a situation would be unfair and inhumane to the dog and also to yourself. Dogs are a type of pet where some people love them and cannot live without them, where as there are some who are not cut out for this sort of pet. Never think of getting a pet just for the sake of security or as an ego booster. Pet dogs become members of your family. They cost money to keep also as they will require not only food but proper grooming and medical care. So before you go out shopping for a dog, make sure you understand the responsibilities of keeping a pet dog. If you still feel that you have what it takes to become a pet dog owner. Your pet dog will give you far more love, companionship and loyalty that words cannot describe. 
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