Written by Sarah Walker, Guest Writer & Founder of dogfooddesire.com
A dog is a man’s best friend. It is rightfully said. And whoever said this must have experienced something extraordinary to say this.
You will hear people say that a dog is the most loyal creature on earth. He will always stay truthful and faithful to you. They are the friendliest animals present in this whole wide world. But how does all of this help a human alleviate his mental health?
Think about it for a minute. What do humans want in life?
Think about yourself. You need someone to love you unconditionally. Someone who does not judge you and loves you for the way you are. Someone who loves you and is ready to look beyond your imperfections.
You also want someone loyal to you only. No one desires to live with someone who ends up liking and loving every other person they meet. It is not wrong to be friendly with people, but have you ever felt jealous when your loved one is a bit too friendly and loving towards someone else?
Not that it is bad, but you are definitely not fond of it.
All of these sentiments and desires lead to excellent or poor mental health. The person you are in a relationship with can mentally challenge you or bring you peace.
This is where having a pet dog comes in.
A dog, a beautiful creature like dogs, would always stay loyal to you. They will always stay beside you. Even though they may be nice and friendly dogs, you will always be the hero of their lives.
They are creatures who don’t speak words, and neither do they have to because their actions say everything.
A human craves an imperishable companionship, and dogs are just the beings that can serve this purpose completely.
Petting, nursing, and feeding a dog give you a sense of purpose and significantly contribute to your mental health. Every time you hug your dog, your brain releases happy hormones that keep you content most of the time.
Coming back home from the office knowing that there is someone eagerly waiting for you and seeing that huge grin on their faces when you step inside has to be the most delightful moment of every day. Imagine how much an animal can keep you happy without uttering a word, unlike humans.
The best thing about having a pet dog is that you know no matter how much you try to shove them away or keep their distance from them, they will never leave you. Not even at your worst. You eventually succumb to their love and end up cuddling and loving them because you can’t help it.
Their love is so unconditional that they can read your emotions and try to make it up for you. They can even enlighten your mood. They soften the hearts of the harshest humans. It is because of their innocence and their unconditional love that brings out the best version of you.
It is love and companionship that helps your mental state and keeps you uplifted and happy. If you think you are having a hard time in life, or if you can’t find the right person to love you, getting a pet dog from an animal shelter place might be the best way out for you. In fact, it is also the best for the dog you will adopt.
Both of you will work to abolish each other’s loneliness.
Whether you have goldendoodles or great danes, it doesn’t matter. The more you take care of your pet dog, the more they will regard you as their best friend, and you will become the center of their lives. And sure enough, secretly, this is what most humans want, to have someone who regards them on the highest rank in their lives.
You both will accompany one another and spending time will become much more fun and easy. Feeding them, watering them, nurturing and grooming them will keep you busy for most of your day, and not once will your depression and anxiety creep their way in once you understand how to keep yourself happy.
Remember that having a furry friend is the therapy you choose for yourself. For unexplained and beautiful reasons, adopting a dog is more of a life-saving act for yourself than an act of kindness for an animal.
Pretty soon you will be able to rescue yourself from a debilitated mental state.
About the Author
Sarah Walker is a fitness expert who blogs about fitness, positivity, and mental health. She shares the pearls of wisdom in order to help individuals to live a meaningful and progressive life. Her aim is to assist people in aligning their lives according to their goals and objectives. Sarah is also the founder of dogfooddesire.com