Dogs have a special place in society as our companions, home security, and unconditionally loving best friends. The benefits of having a playful pup to come home to after a hard day at work or school are endless.

If you’ve ever been a dog owner, you probably thanked your furry friend for always being there and always loving you. But what you may not have thanked them for or ever thought about are the unseen health benefits your pup brings just by being by your side.

Physical Health Benefits of Being a Dog Owner

Medical issues such as high blood pressure and other physical illnesses can be positively impacted by the presence of a sweet companion pooch. Studies have shown that having a furry friend around can help improve overall heart healthreduce your risk of pet allergiesshed those extra pounds, and even recover from sickness faster.

Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Puppy

Those who suffer from mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression find that they feel more relaxed with a tiny, wet-nosed pup such as a Yorkie in their lap. People who consider themselves painfully shy tend to become more outgoing when they have a fur baby, as pets are an excellent icebreaker.

Stress is a silent killer, but it can be dramatically reduced with pet ownership. Students, especially, need a way to unwind and relieve stress after a long day at school and during their teenage years when they’re making important choices that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Rhythmically petting a dog’s fur produces the hormone oxytocin in humans, which can relieve anxiety and reduce levels of cortisol (a stress hormone).

If you have school-age children, a Havanese or Teddy Bear, can help improve your student’s concentration. Pups also help ease the pressure that comes naturally with growing up. Not to mention, your child(ren) makes a lifelong friend they’ll be able to rely on for years and years to come.

Love My Puppy Has the Perfect Pup For You

Are you interested in the therapeutic benefits one of our small breed puppies can have on you and your family? If you’re ready to make the commitment to love and be unconditionally loved in return by one of our available furry friends, call our puppy store in Boca Raton today at (561) 368-6767. We’ll help you find the perfect pet to create that special bond with in one of our puppies for sale near West Palm Beach, Florida.