How Pet Ownership Can Boost Your Wellness

As dog lovers, we all know that their goofy ways and indomitable spirits improve our lives in countless ways. However, research has shown that our canine companions can also improve our health!

Heart Health

It’s more than just the warm fuzzy feeling that a dog’s unconditional love brings. Research has shown that spending time with dogs has been shown to lower blood pressure, heart rates, and stress levels.

Ideas to make the most of this benefit:

Relax Together

If creating some “me time” is a part of your health and wellness routine, why not include your furry friend and double up on the heart benefits of relaxing self-care? After all, our busy modern lifestyles can be full of distractions, conflicting demands, and stressful obligations. If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?


If you are looking for a way to get some relaxing down-time with your pooch, check out the monthly Dog Mom Box.

Wine and Dine

A little bit of wine and heart health go hand in hand. If you have already incorporating a glass a day into your wellness routine, maybe it is time to get Fido in on the fun!


No! We are not suggesting you give your dog alcoholic beverages. But if you are a dog lover and a wine lover, the WINEDOG subscription box is for you. Each monthly delivery includes a bottle of dog-safe nonalcoholic wine along with carefully curated gifts that wine lovers will enjoy.

Activity Levels

Numerous research studies have shown that dog ownership increases activity levels, leading to lower levels of obesity among both children and adults.

Ideas to make the most of this benefit:

Enjoy the Great Outdoors with Your Dog

Enjoying nature is twice as fun when you bring your dog along for the adventure. Camping, hiking, swimming and other outdoor activities are cheap, fun, and offer a chance for reflecting on the beauty of the natural world. Plus, it’s a way to get active without even thinking about it, especially when your pooch is in on it.


By the way, if glamping is your thing, be sure to take a look at Out of the Box Camping subscription which brings a monthly crate full of the latest gadgets to make the most of your weekend forays into the wild. Happy Trails!

Fun and Games

One of the ways to get more active with your dog is to play games right in the backyard. It’s also a great way to get the kids involved in dog training while at the same time getting them off the couch and away from the video game console.