Do Dogs Help with Depression and Anxiety?

By Shannon Gurnee
In Dogs
April 13, 2017
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Did you know that the World Health Organization declared April 7th, 2017 as World Health Day focusing on mental health? This year-long campaign aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness.

Depression, Anxiety, and other mental health issues now affect over 300 million people worldwide according to the WHO and they think that more needs to be done to educate and inform just how tough this illness can be. It’s usually also the underlying cause of many other social issues.

Those of us who have a dog in our life, knows just how important they are for keeping us fit, socializing and living life to the full.

Many think that by having a dog in your life, it can really help with coping and so does Andy and the team at Pet Gear Lab. They’ve created this infographic to highlight 12 reasons why a dog can help you cope with depression and anxiety.

This is what it looks like:

12 reasons why a dog can help you cope with depression and anxiety.

Head on over to Andy’s site to find out more about how dogs are a great asset to your life.

Do you know someone who has a dog to help with depression and anxiety?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Do Dogs Help with Depression and Anxiety?”

  1. Cynthia R says:

    I definitely believe a dog can help our mental state and happiness. Just having that company and one that always wants to please and is so happy to see you is so uplifting.

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