7 Surprising Health Benefits of Dog Ownership

 Photo Credit: Mariana Figueroa | Stock Xchng

Photo Credit: Mariana Figueroa | Stock Xchng

You may not think so when you get a heart-stopping veterinarian bill or when all your dog does is laze on the couch and watch TV with you but dog ownership actually can provide a variety of health benefits.

Anecdotal and scientific evidence have shown that dog owners tend to be healthier than the average person. Here are seven ways that living with a dog might keep you healthy.

 

  • They can detect cancer
  • They can keep you active
  • They can tell when you have low blood sugar
  • They can reduce your risk of eczema
  • They can help you during seizures
  • They can steer you away from foods that you’re allergic to
  • They can help you rehabilitate from illnesses

To read the complete article by Iris Tse, a MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor, visit Live Science "7 Surprising Health Benefits of Dog Ownership".