Benefits of Pets on Health | Part 3

At Dog Days Pet Care, we understand the many benefits that come with owning a dog, including the potential for weight loss. Studies have shown that owning a dog can help you shed unwanted pounds and improve your overall health.

  • A year-long study at the Wellness Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago found that walking an overweight dog helped both the animals and their owners lose weight. Researchers found that the dogs provided support in similar ways to a human exercise buddy, but with greater consistency and without any negative influence.
  • Another study by the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction found that public housing residents who walked therapy dogs for up to 20 minutes five days a week lost an average of 14.4 pounds in a year, without changing their diets.
  • A third study, conducted by dog food manufacturer Mars Petcare, found that people with a dog walked 30 minutes more per week than they did before owning a dog.

At Dog Days Pet Care, we offer a variety of services to help you and your furry friend stay active and healthy. Our dog walking services are a great way to ensure that your dog gets the exercise they need, while also providing you with the opportunity to get some exercise as well.

In addition to dog walking, we also offer pet sitting services, which can help ensure that your dog stays active and engaged even when you’re not home. Our pet sitters are experienced and reliable, and will provide your dog with the attention and care they need to stay healthy and happy.

So, if you’re looking to lose weight and improve your overall health, consider adopting a furry friend and hiring Dog Days Pet Care to help you stay active and engaged. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you and your pet live your best lives.