Dogs are the best healers.

Dogs have moved from survival to providing emotional comfort. Dogs are perceptive, alert, and enduring companions. They are very good supporters and our best friends.
Dogs are the best healers.

Everyone should have at least one pet or companion animal in their life. Animals play a crucial role in our lives, providing numerous benefits such as physical, social, behavioral, emotional, mental, and psychological health. George Eliot's quote, "Animals are agreeable friends; they ask no questions; they pass no criticism," highlights the power of the human-animal bond. Research has recognized the importance of this bond for the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The term "Zooeyia" refers to the positive health benefits for people who have a pet or interact with one. Billions of dollars are saved annually in the healthcare system when people are healthy, and animals play a vital role in good physical and mental health. The emotions we set with our pets are real, and dogs can help people heal, lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, and make them calmer and more mindful. Unfortunately, humans often cause pain and death to animals, including street dogs, through acts of violence and starvation. It is important to recognize that the universe is not just for humans but for all species with equal rights.

Dogs are considered the true identity of "Dharma" and are associated with deities like Rudra, Nirriti, Virabhadra, and Shiva, who has a dog as a vahana (vehicle) mentioned in the Mahabharata and Khandoba as well. It is said that in the Mahabharata, the famous text with five pandavas and their wife Draupadi, the only animal that went to heaven with them was the "dog," who set out on the long and difficult road to heaven. Earlier dog burials were found with humans in graves from the Stone Age. This shows the strong and loyal bond of dogs with their masters. Dogs are not capable of understanding the concept of cruelty due to their inherent nature and can be taught to be aggressive by people. Just like humans, they are social animals; they cannot speak to us in words or our language, but they too have more feelings and emotions than humans.

I can say with certainty that my dog changed my life in the last few years in the most positive way, and I will never feel that bond with anyone except her. I will be forever grateful to her for all the unconditional and infinite love and happiness she brought into my life and into my family as a whole. As rightly said by John Grogan “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become to each other because of them.”

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