Researchers at the University of Miami found pet owners are happier and healthier than those who don’t own pets. They studied dog owners specifically and found that dogs boosted their owners wellbeing – the owners had higher self esteem and felt that life had more meaning.
1. Humans have kept dogs as pets for over 12,000 years. Studies show that dog’s were the first domestic animal, which means they were tamed from wild animals. Evidence has found dogs were buried with humans from around 12,000 years ago and they were treated to special burials. 2. A dog’s heart can beat around 50 times faster than the average humans. A dog’s heart rate can be up to 140 beats per minute, about double the heart rate of a human. According to vet, Dr. Marty Becker, smaller dogs tend to have faster heart rates than larger dogs. 3. Not all...