22 Ways Dogs Benefit Our Physical and Mental Health

22 Ways Dogs Benefit Your Health and Well-Being


If you’ve ever visited my blog then you know that I’m a proud dog mom to two beautiful pooches (hence the name ProudDogMom.com). My dogs, Diego and Gigi, have this amazing ability to make me smile without even trying. They can literally slobber all over my face or scratch at my arm demanding to be pet at the most inopportune time, and they still bring joy to my life. It’s like that Kelly Clarkson song “My Life Would Suck Without You!” While I’m very well aware that my dogs brighten up my world, and I’m sure you feel the same way about your canine kids, did you know dogs can actually make us healthier? 

That’s right! Researchers have linked dogs to a number of both physical and mental health benefits. My friends over at HerePup.com shared this great infographic with me, and I thought it was just too pawsome not to pass it on to all of you! 

My Takeaway: I can skip the gym and spend that extra hour with my dogs. After all, they offer me some amazing health benefits too! 🙂  

22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

22 Ways Dogs Make Humans Healthier

 Via HerePup.com

How does your dog help you and benefit your wellbeing? Let me know in the comment section below! I will say, I was definitely able to relate to a lot of the things mentioned on this list. My dogs keep me active, boost my mood, lower my stress level, and help me connect with some pretty amazing people (I’m talking about all of you fellow dog parents, of course)!