Dogs Need Friends to Help Them Live Longer
A canine's social support network has an even bigger impact than their owner's financial status.
If you want your dog to live its best life…then you might need to get it another furry friend. New research suggests that dogs that have other dog friends and human companions, live a long and healthy life. A canine’s social support network has an even bigger impact than their owner’s financial status. But, that doesn’t mean you need to rush out and adopt a new puppy…some dogs might prefer to simply interact with other dogs at a dog park or doggie daycare. But, there is some bad news for kids and pets…the study found that dogs who live in homes with children…fared worse than those dogs that lived with only adults. The study was published online in the Journal, “Evolution, Medicine and Public Health.”