5 Reasons to Be Thankful For Dogs

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While many of us are certainly looking forward to enjoying a good holiday meal with our loved ones, the true meaning of the holiday—gratitude—is really much more important. Dogs are definitely something to give thanks for! In this article from Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cy-Fair animal hospital, a local vet lists some reasons to be thankful for Fido.

Love

Fido’s ability to love his human friends unconditionally is truly a special gift. Your pet doesn’t care how much money you make, what kind of clothes you wear, or what your beliefs are: he just wants to be with you! Your pooch may also seem to sense when you’re feeling down, and may stick close to you or put a paw on your leg to show affection.

Loyalty

One thing that is truly amazing about dogs is their devotion to their owners. Your pooch will stick faithfully by your side through good times and bad. In fact, our furry buddies often outlast jobs, cars, and even relationships. Our canine companions are also very brave and protective of their human pals. Guide dogs and working dogs have helped thousands of people, and have saved countless lives. Fido has certainly earned the title of Man’s Best Friend!

Cuteness

Our furry pals are super cute! That happy dance your pup does when you come home is absolutely adorable. Fido’s tail wags, doggy kisses, and playful antics are also completely charming, and can keep us smiling even on bad days.

They’re Good For Us

Did you know that dogs are actually beneficial to us? People with pooches tend to be more active than those without canine buddies. Dogs are also a great source of comfort in hard times, and can help their human pals battle depression and anxiety. Plus, dog owners have lowered risks of developing several serious health conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes. All those walks and doggy kisses are just as good for us as they are for Fido!

Life Lessons

If you stop and think about it, we can learn a lot from dogs. Fido’s playfulness, enthusiasm, and love of naps can help remind us of what’s really important in life: love, loyalty, friendship, and fun.

Do you have questions about dog care? Contact us here at Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cy-Fair vet clinic, anytime!