You may have heard of specially trained dogs that visit senior’s homes or children’s hospitals or schools. This is because there is a direct link to improved health if there is a companion pet in your life, even if it does not live with you. There are many studies that indicate the benefits from reduced stress, better heart health and improved outlook on life and well being.
In this article, it explains many of the benefits that can have a very positive impact on your personal health. CanEVA stresses that one of the most important things you can do if you have arthritis is to keep active. This is true for both you and your pet if it suffers from arthritis. The ironic thing is, if you take your dog for a walk to help keep him active, it is also keeping you active and therefore healthier.