Article and infographic by:
Jenny of www.herepup.com
Recovering from an illness or depression can be a difficult thing. It takes a lot of time, patience and plenty of affection. Experts recommend dogs to people who need constant companionship. They are advised to seek counselling, take vacations or rest and take things slowly while they regain their strength.
Having a dog as a companion is seen as one of the quickest ways to recover. This is why children and adults who are sick are given dog companions to speed up their recuperation. There are a lot of benefits to having dogs inside the home. For one, it boosts the person’s immune system because of the sheer happiness and positivity that a dog brings. Unlike people, dogs are rarely moody or have a negative disposition. They are also energetic and always want to go out in the sun to play.
Aside from helping patients get well a lot faster, dogs are ideal to have when raising children as well. They are affectionate, caring, and can be more protective than a mother is to her own infant. Your dog will be there to see your child grow up and shower him with the same affection and attention that he has given you all these years. You can count on a dog to watch over your child while he’s out playing in the yard or garden. Not to mention, the dog will be there to play with him or her, so they will never ever feel alone.
If you’re not convinced yet, take a peek at our colorful infographic. We’ve detailed the ways dogs make great companions for your kids.