Discover the healing effects of DOG

May 11, 2019 at 5:35 pm

Those of us who love our pets already know how much they better our lives. Scientific research has proven that owning a pet can improve our health and well-being. From slowing down our heart rates to preventing heart disease, allergies and depression. The Pet Effect is real.

The Pet Effect has put together a number of fun facts on how our lives can benefit from our canine companions. These can be viewed by visiting


77% of pet owners say that pets and humans benefit equally from their bond.
Veterans who were paired with PTSD service dogs reported fewer nightmares, better ability to cope with flashbacks and anxiety attacks and or less depression and anger.


Evidence suggests having a dog early in life can affect immune development and may reduce the development of certain allergies.


Just Ask the Experts: A recent study polled 1,000 family doctors and general practitioners about their experiences with pets in medical settings. Most of them had recommended a pet to a patient and had seen a patients’ health improve as a result of owning pets.