According to some research published recently, having a dog as a pet makes the owner that bit much more healthier than say a cat owner as reported in BBC News.
The research shows that dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol. They also have lower incidences of minor ailments and serious illness. Even if they do, dogs could aid their recovery. Dogs can act as ‘early warning’ in detecting the onset of an epileptic seizure as well. However, the precise reason why owning a dog is good for your health is not known, it is most probably due to the interaction with the dog as well as the opportunities to meet other people when you take your dog out for a walk.
Guess we have to take Jeremiah (our dog) out for walks a little more often to increase our health well-being.