True or False: Dogs Reduce the Deadly Risks of Heart Disease

By Adam Pick on March 28, 2019

As a first-time puppy owner, I’m simply in love with Bodie, our 18-month old Goldendoodle.  And… It’s not just me.  Robyn, my wife, and Ethan, my son, are obsessed with our furry friend.  Bodie has become such a fun and important part of our family.

 

Bodie & Me

 

 

Dogs & Heart Disease Prevention

The other day… I couldn’t help but focus on a headline about dogs and heart disease prevention.

The article, “The Benefits of Pets: How the Human-Animal Bond is Evolving”, relayed several interesting facts about how animals bring health and happiness to the lives of pet owners.  As you can see in my smile above, I have personally experienced that since Bodie joined our family 18 months ago.

However… Taken one step further, the story indicated that doctors may soon be recommending animal interaction for people for medicinal reasons.

That’s right.

The tangible medical value of pups stretches way beyond snuggles, kisses and joy.  And, it eclipses the functional, medical support of noble guide dogs that help those who are sight impaired.

 

Bodie & Robyn, My Wife, Snuggling

 

Yep…

When it comes to heart health, there is new evidence that the positive impact of pets includes better cardiovascular function including lower blood pressure and stress reduction.

And… Ready for this?

One study just reported that people in households with dogs are almost 15% less likely to die as a result of heart disease.

Holy Moly! 15 percent!

To learn more interesting facts and research about the wonder of furry friends and other pets, please click here to read the complete article.

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

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