There’s a fairly new word that been introduced to the dog lexicon.
If you haven’t met yet, let me introduce you to this word and let me break the word down. The health benefits of owning a pet are called zooeyia, it’s pronounced ZOO-ey-ah. The benefits of owning a pet are real and have been scientifically studied and measured. Dog lovers know these effects are real and a gift in our lives and now we have a word to describe this effect.
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ― Josh Billings
Dogs improve our well-being, every dog owner has experienced zooeyia.
Dogs living in our homes help us keep a routine, teach responsibility, and children are more likely to live with a pet than their biological parents. Great health benefits come from walking a dog. The bond for healthy development is shown with all ages in a family. Also, living with a pet will increase your regular exercise. Pets can lessen the impact of chronic diseases and promote community wellness.
“Everything I know I learned from dogs.” – Nora Roberts
The zooeyia effect is shown in how well we live. Children that live with pets have higher self-esteem and have been shown to have more empathy. Adults living with dogs have been associated with a decreased risk of coronary artery disease and an increase in physical activity thanks to those dog walks.
On your next outing to the dog park when you’re standing around making small talk with the German Sheppard owner you can share your new knowledge of zooeyia.
In summary, zooeyia is the healthy benefit of owning a dog. Our mental, physical and emotional health is improved when we bring a dog into our home. Dogs are so greatly loved that people have written songs, books, movies and websites dedicated to our furry friends. When you create the bond with your pet you are truly doing something good for yourself and your pet.