You might be in the market for a puppy, perhaps your kids have shown an interest in having a pet. You could go either way, a pet might be nice to have, but with it comes a lot of responsibility. You aren’t sure if you want to deal with that. Besides feeding, walking and otherwise caring for a dog, you will need to take it to a good Boca Raton veterinarian. If you are still on the fence about getting a dog, here are a few benefits that might surprise you.

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Owning a dog means plenty of opportunities to get outside and get some much-needed exercise. Fido will need to be walked and played with, all outdoor activities that will improve your overall health.

Less Stress

There have been several studies that show people who own dogs benefit from decreased levels of stress. Simply watching your dog can reduce your stress.

Improved Social Life

While you’re out walking your dog and getting exercise, you are likely to meet new people, even that family that moved in down the street several months ago. Walking Fido leads to striking up conversations with strangers and previously unknown neighbors.

Less Depressed

Owning a dog is good for your mental health as well. Studies show that dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression. And dog owners who do suffer from clinical depression aren’t likely to be as depressed as others.

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Owning a dog is like having a security system that runs on Alpo and dog treats. Dogs have a keen sense of hearing and smell and can bark if anyone is prowling around the home.

With these great benefits, you should get two dogs!