Your puppy is your treasure, celebrate them!

 In Health, Lifestyle

Hello, Speak Up London friends. If we asked you to tell us 3 things that everybody loves, what would you answer? Can we take a guess? Puppies are in the top three. Why? Because they are the cutest creatures that ever set foot in the world. Ok, sure, babies will also probably make the top 3, but today it’s all about puppies, since today is National Puppy Day!

 

Whether or not you have a little fluffy friend, we are pretty sure you know that that kind of bond is unique. Indeed, our little friends help us be happier in so many different ways they really deserve a day to celebrate their cathartic presence in our existence. Do you need some evidence? Keep reading!

 

Our little furry friends are always ready to comfort us, by bringing us a lot of warmth and happiness. Not only are they cute and keep us company, but they also improve our social life and our health.

 

First things first, do you remember the Disney movie “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”? Long story short, the Dalmatians’ owners met and fell in love thanks to their pets. Indeed it is proved that owning a pet is a great way to improve your social skills. To be more specific, according to several studies, caring for a pet has positive effects on one’s interaction with their surroundings, within the community they live.

 

The improvements puppies bring to our lives go further. In fact, the presence of these fun little creatures in our lives have been linked with an increase in the health of their owners. Indeed, having those little cuties around relieves stress and helps improve the heart’s health. This is both connected to the physical exercise that people who own puppies usually do (e.g. walking their dogs), and to the simple interaction between pets and humans.

 

In other words, it is clear that our little friends play a big role in our well being: they are always present, and being around them makes us healthier and happier. Also, as if the previous elements weren’t enough to state the beneficial effects of living with puppies, it has been proven that owning a pet might help improve one’s emotional health, boosting one’s self-confidence and making them more extroverted. They are cute, they make us better versions of ourselves and they keep us company even in our darkest moments. I think it is fair to say that they really deserve a day dedicated to them. Remember to say thank you to your little furry friends!

 

On a more serious note, we would like to speak to those who would like to enhance their family with some puppies. Be aware that behind the acquisition of these little creatures there might be the possibility of some circumstances which are of a more sombre nature. Numerous cases of unlicensed breeding facilities have been reported, where puppies are not treated with love and care and not kept in humane conditions. Due to this lack of good health in medical examinations they are taken away from their mothers too early and are considered as a commodity to be sold.  As pet lovers, and as human beings we have the duty to oppose this despicable practice. The best way to do this is by adopting our new friends. Consider adoption first, and rescue your new beloved friend! Happy National Puppy Day, Speak Up London friends.

 

Maria Chiara Strano

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