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The Health Benefits of Dogs

Illiya Vjestica
September 11, 2012

The Health Benefits of Dogs

The Health Benefits of Dogs. A presentation about the mental and physical health benefits owning a dog can bring you.

This is my special way of saying thank you to my lovely dog for all those 'walkies' we've had together.

Illiya Vjestica

September 11, 2012

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  1. Health Benefits of

  2. First Some Rules: Dogs are a commitment {Years, not Days}

    Dogs need exercise too you know! Check you can afford & care for a Dog first (before owning one)
  3. A Dog is more than Man’s Best Friend

  4. Dogs are also Good for: Improved Cardiovascular Fitness Reduced Blood

  5. We Love an Active Lifestyle

  6. Help you Reach Your Fitness Goals

  7. Good at Maintaining your weight

  8. A Quiet 30 mins with me:   Increased dopamine and

    endorphins associated with happiness Decreased levels of cortisol a stress hormone
  9. VS. We're Better than Medication

  10. Fewer allergies and less wheezing and asthma in children exposed

    to pets during infancy.
  11. And we'll give you…

  12. LOVE Unconditional

  13. “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy

    licking your face.” - Ben Williams
  14. Improved Self-Esteem

  15. People with pets have more self-esteem and feel less lonely

    than people without pets.
  16. Did we mention we're cute?

  17. Patients with Alzheimer's Disease showed increased calmness and improved social

    interactions when they received visits from Golden Retrievers.
  18. Fewer doctor visits per year for elderly dog owners than

  19. “The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may

    make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.” - Samuel Butler
  20. Dogs can improve your mood

  21. Dog owners were found to be as emotionally close to

    their dogs as they were their closest family members.
  22. “I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes

    lacking it.” ~ Cesar Millan
  23. Greater reduction of cardiovascular stress response in the presence of

    a dog in comparison to friends or spouses.
  24. Dogs are miracles with paws. - Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

  25. SUPPORT Show Your

  26. Thanks to these Sources: RSPA Australia (http://rspca.org.au) National Pet Month

    (http://nationalpetmonth.org.uk) Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (http://www.ovma.org) Pets Are Wonderful Support (http://www.pawssf.org) BBC News – Dog-owners ‘lead healthier lives’ (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6279701.stm) Cesar Millan (http://www.cesarsway.com/) Flickr Photos: Image Slide 20 by Rennett Stowe Rennett Stowe Image Slide 21 by Mark Hanna bobmarley753 Image Slide 17 by Sonja Lovas Sonja Lovas
  27. Studies & Research Cited: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology:

    Friends With Benefits: On the Positive Consequences of Pet Ownership Allen, K.M., Blascovich, J. (2002). Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends and spouses: the truth about cats and dogs. Psychosomatic Medicine 64:727-739. Gern, J., Reasdon, C., Hoffjan, S., Li, Z., Rogberg, K., Neaville, W., Carlson-Dakes, K., Alder, K., Hamilton, R., Anderson, E.,Gilbertson White, S., Tisler, C., Dasilva, D., Anklam, K.,Mikus, L., Rosenthal, L., Ober, C., Gangon, R., Lemanske, R. (2004). Effects of dog ownership and genotype on immune development and atopy in infancy. J Clinical Immunology. 113(2):307-314. McCabe, B.W., Baun, M.M., Speich, D., Agrawal, S. (2002). Resident dog in alzheimer's special care unit. Western Journal of Nursing Research 24(6):684-69 Siegel, J.M. (1990). Stressful life events and use of physicians' services among the elderly: the moderating role of pet ownership. J Pers Soc Psychol 58:1081-1086 Flynn, C. (2000). Battered women and their animal companions: Symbolic interaction between human and nonhuman animals. Society & Animals, 8(2) 99-127. Odendaal, J. (2000). Animal-assisted therapy - magic or medicine? J Psychosomatic Research 49(4):275-280
  28. Thank you!   Designed By: Keep on Loving your Dogs!

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