How Dogs Improve Seniors’ Health

It’s growing clearer that owning a dog is good for senior health. This is especially true regarding your cardiovascular health. Dogs also help reduce stress. Therefore many people have concluded that if you want to live longer you should get a dog. This is why many doctors suggest getting a dog and many nursing home facilities allow them as well. How Research Weighs in on Dog Ownership The University of Pennsylvania has conducted a study regarding how dog ownership impacts senior health. In doing so they discovered that 4,396 people, aged 65 years or older ended up in the hospital emergency room in 2017 with either a fracture or a broken bone that was caused by walking their dog on a leash. This information was obtained from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database of the US Consumer Product Safety Read More +