Dogs Can Increase My Life Span?!

Kailey Kilraine

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Dogs Can Increase My Life Span?!

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For all you dog lovers out there, we have some good news for you. Did you know that having a furry friend actually enhances your life expectancy? The cardiovascular health organization has found that owning a dog can actually save you from heart disease. Physically, mentally and socially, having a dog can boost your exercise, mood and even range of friends when you have a dog.
Many people at Leyden who also own a dog can back up this theory. Senior Tom Radziszewski has owned a shih Tzu named Oreo since he was 11-years-old.

“I would love for the news to be true because living is awesome.” To be able to have a welcoming friend that actually benefits your life is the best of both worlds and all dog lovers can definitely agree. Not only does your life enhance, but exercising with your dog increases their life as well. Dogs need just as much exercise and need their lives to be taken seriously too. “My dog and I go on peaceful walks to ponder life and its beauty,” Tom added. On another note, if you have a dog and just sit around and eat chips all day, that is not going to increase your life expectancy of course. Along with exercising, making sure your dog receives food and water everyday, giving them vitamins if needed, and just some extra love by cuddling can boost their happiness and life immensely.

If dogs are denied love and attention, they tend to become very shy and to themselves not wanting to be the happy dogs they can be. Just like humans, we all need some company. So make sure you take some time out of your day to go and admire our nature with your furry best friend, it might just make your life longer along with your pal by your side.

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