Reasons We Need a Dog
By:Keira, Zoe, and Kyleigh
OWNING A DOG CAN INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING
You may sense that hanging out with a dog or even looking at pictures of a dog gives your mood a boost, and there's proof that it does.
DOGS BOOST STRESS-REDUCING CHEMICALS
A chemical called oxytocin, which has been found to reduce stress, fight depression and create feelings of trust, increases significantly—for humans and dogs alike—when they spend as little as 30 minutes together. Glad the feeling is mutual!