Even though some anxiety is healthy and protective, more and more people are suffering from anxiety disorders,
which are marked by persistent and uncontrollable emotions of fear or concern.
This is when the trusty canine comes in handy; these emotions can set off a cascade of distressing symptoms that make it hard to go about our daily lives.
Research has demonstrated that engaging in activities such as playing with or
caressing a dog can increase levels of the feel-good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.
Additionally, having a dog as a pet can motivate us to exercise more regularly, which can alleviate feelings of worry.
Whether you're looking for a small, placid giant or a more compact canine, you'll find it here.