The Saturday Seven: Reasons Why Dogs Make Life Better
#1 Dogs Create a sense of family. Dogs help foster a sense of love, closeness and well-being for the entire family. In fact, children who grow up with a dog at home often have greater self-confidence and self-esteem.
#4 Dogs help Reduce Stress. Having a dog as a companion can help you deal with stress and relax more easily. It's a medical fact!
#5 Dogs can help us Lose Weight. Studies show that people who walk with their dog loose more weight than people who walk alone or even with another person. Powerful, huh?
Bonus entry. Some dogs can detect cancer in people and can also detect when a person with frequent seizures is about to have one.