Why puppies are good for us?

Why puppies are good for us?

Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash

If you have a puppy, it’s probably because you think they’re cute, or they’re cuddly, but did you know that having a puppy has real benefits? This is an article to help convince family that you should get one.

The list

  • Puppies reduce stress
  • Puppies improve childhood development
  • Puppies reduce doctor visits
  • Puppies increase exercise
  • Puppies relieve pain and anxiety

Puppies reduce stress

People with puppies get sick less often and recover quicker than those without dogs. Puppies lower blood pressure better than medication

Puppies improve childhood development

Current evidence suggests that overall, pet ownership may be beneficial to child and adolescent emotional, cognitive, behavioural, educational and social development.

Puppies reduce doctor visits

A Japanese study reveals that pet owners made 30% less visits to doctors than those with pets.

Puppies increase exercise

Puppies increase the amount of exercise you do, whether it’s chasing them around the house, or taking them for walks.

Puppies relieve pain and anxiety

Positron emission tomography (PET scan) is an imaging test that helps physicians to detect biochemical changes used to diagnose and monitor various health conditions. These tests show that touching a pet shuts down the pain-processing centers of the brain. Petting your puppy relieves your own pain and also buffers anxiety, all without the side effects of Valium. In other words, a puppy on your lap can ease your pain.


  1. The Spruce Pets; Amy Shojai 5 Reasons Puppies Are Good for Us
  2. Hesselmar, Bill et al. Pet-keeping in early life reduces the risk of allergy in a dose-dependent fashionPloS one vol. 13,12 e0208472. 19 Dec. 2018, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0208472
  3. Purewal, Rebecca et al. Companion Animals and Child/Adolescent Development: A Systematic Review of the EvidenceInternational journal of environmental research and public health vol. 14,3 234. 27 Feb. 2017, doi:10.3390/ijerph14030234
  4. Kramer, Caroline K. et al. Dog Ownership And SurvivalCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality And Outcomes, vol 12, no. 10, 2019. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), doi:10.1161/circoutcomes.119.005554
  5. Carr, Eloise C J et al. Evaluating the Relationship between Well-Being and Living with a Dog for People with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Feasibility StudyInternational journal of environmental research and public health vol. 16,8 1472. 25 Apr. 2019, doi:10.3390/ijerph16081472

Jaiveer Talwar

Animal lover, web developer, foodie and photographer. I have written over 115 articles in the field of pets.

Recommended Articles


  1. Enjoy this! Hope someone becomes a new pet owner!

  2. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all people you actually recognize what you are talking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly also discuss with my site =). We will have a link alternate arrangement between us!

  3. 1 star
    I really like it when people come together and
    share ideas. Great blog, stick with it! 0mniartist asmr

  4. 3 stars
    Wow! At last I got a website from where I know how to really get valuable facts concerning
    my study and knowledge. 0mniartist asmr

  5. 2 stars
    Good day very nice web site!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing ..
    I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds also?
    I am satisfied to find numerous useful information here within the submit,
    we need develop more strategies on this regard, thank you for sharing.
    . . . . . asmr 0mniartist

  6. 2 stars
    Hello, There’s no doubt that your website might be having
    browser compatibility problems. When I look at
    your site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Apart from that, great website!
    asmr 0mniartist

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *