Scientists say that the presence in the dog house a positive effect on the duration of human life. Patients suffering from heart diseases, it is recommended to walk a pet in the fresh air.
Canadian researchers analyzed data from 10 experiments carried out in the period from 2009 to 2019. They collected information on more than 3.8 million volunteers who took part in the observations. Established the relationship between the animal and the health status of its owner. Reducing the risk of death in this case occurred on 24%. In individuals who have heart problems, the likelihood of early departure from life is reduced to 31%. Cardiologist Medical center Beth Israel Deaconess Dhruv Qazi said that the dog, making the company its owner, causes reduction of feelings of anxiety and loneliness.
In humans, increased self-esteem, it improves mood, strengthens mental health. Walking a pet is one of the ways of physical activity, and stroking a dog reduces blood pressure, the researchers note.