Post written by: Anne Rider
Decades of research have shown some pretty enlightening facts about dogs; an infant growing up with dogs, for instance, has a lower likelihood of developing asthma later in life, and dogs are currently a popular presence at many drug rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s centers, owing to their proven ability to lower stress and aid in therapy.
For countless human beings, including those suffering from anxiety and those facing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), dogs provide a way to communicate and create a non-judgmental attitude during therapy. They help people manage their emotions by teaching them important values like compassion and self-compassion, which are crucial pillars of psychological wellbeing. Many interesting additional findings were made about ‘man’s best friend’ in the past year; these are some of the most interesting: