“With over 77 million dogs and 93 million cats in the United States alone (62% of U.S. households own a pet, with spending exceeding $45 billion annually), it is clear that pets are both ubiquitous and important entities,” said Allen R. McConnell of Miami University and lead author of a study examining the psychological benefits of pet ownership. — John Smith Ph.D.
The tie between dogs and humans is as old as time, and the bond between the two is continuing to evolve. The longer a human lives with his dog, the more they grow to love each other. The more the human feels accepted and happy. Does that prove that dogs are good for a human’s mental health?