It will come as no surprise to the vast majority of dog owners that having a dog in your life is good for you. And now, it seems, that it is official!
Dog owners already know that having a dog around is just great but now research shows that “dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol”
Information from recent research by Dr Deborah Wells is to be found on the excellent BBC website
Writing in the British Journal of Health Psychology Dr Wells says that regular 'walkies' may partly explain the difference. And that there was also the suggestion that dogs could aid recovery from serious illnesses such as heart attacks.