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The Benefits of Dog Ownership

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An adult dog does so much for its owner. It gives unconditional love and comfort. It protects the home and provides the owner with an opportunity to exercise when going for a walk. It’s no wonder that after thousands of years existing together, dogs, both big and small, continue to be one of the most rewarding relationships in a person’s life.

Walks

When you take a dog for a walk, it doesn’t just give them the exercise. You get the benefits of fresh air and stretching your legs as much as your furry friend does. Whether you choose to take your pet for a walk or jog first thing in the morning or last thing at night, they will always trot happily beside you on their leash. It’s also a great way to meet new people.

There are many stories of a dog lover bumping into someone with the same breed, while out walking their pooch, and forming a friendship. Anyone who walks their dog will tell you how nice it is to meet up with people in their local park who have become friends. You can discuss any behavior problems your pet might be having together, or simply talk about your beloved pets, past and present.

Companionship

If you’re new to dog ownership, you’re going to discover your faithful hound is set to become one of the most dependable and close buddies that you have. You will be greeted at the door or gate by ecstatic barks of joy. Your bedtime will be sweeter knowing that your dog is at the door (or on the bed) guarding your home.

It has been medically proven that having a dog in the house makes people less prone to depression and helps them recover from illness quicker. You are never alone when you have a dog by your side.

Diet

It’s an interesting fact that the owners of healthy adult dogs are usually healthy themselves. This is because if the food you pick for your dog is well-balanced and full of nutrients, the food you eat yourself is more likely to be as well. Putting a little thought into what you buy your adult dog pays off in the long term with decreased visits to vets and optimum health for your dog.

Some of the better quality canine meals will consist of both wet and dry food. Your faithful friend needs variety in its diet just as much as you do. And always make sure it has enough fresh water.

Treats

Imagine the picture: you’re sitting down to a tasty meal for yourself when your dog appears and gives an award-winning begging performance. You can include it in your meals by always having a bag of treats on hand so that they don’t feel excluded.

Including a variety of healthy foods and treats ensures that your dog’s diet will consist of foods that are good for it and ensure it has a healthy and happy life.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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