Dogs and Depression

Dogs and Depression

Dogs are naturally social animals and years of selectively breeding them have resulted in animals that are very much in tune with human emotions. There have been numerous studies concluding that dogs make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of their owners. Here are examples of just a few:

So how exactly do dogs do all of these amazing things?

Getting a dog is a big lifestyle change and it is this change that provides so many of the medical benefits.

Dogs for depression are a not for profit company that raise awareness of how dogs emotionally support us. Their website has a wealth of information and guidance for those wishing to rescue a dog (and themselves). 

"As I reflect I have come to realize that my greatest triumphs have been born of my greatest troubles"
Steve Maraboli