10 Reasons to get a dog | Pawhemia at Brewhemia Edinburgh

10 Reasons to get a dog

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1. You can come and meet more people in Brewhemia!

More friends, more fun, right? As we get older some people often become slightly more reclusive but owning a dog means you’re more likely to be outgoing, around 1 in 4 people who own dogs speak to more people when they go out for walks. Just bring your furry, friend to Brewhemia and you’ll be flocked by staff and customers to get a stroke.

 

2. Your dog will keep you fighting fit!

With Scotland being one of THE most unhealthy countries in the world it couldn’t hurt to get more exercise, could it? Adults should be getting around 2.5 hours of moderate exercise a week and children more, having a dog will help you get far closer to this goal. Achieving this is also more likely to keep you mobile until your 70’s and 80’s.

 

3. Your furry friend will help you get your summer body.

Owning a dog is a responsibility and seeing your pups expecting face after someone mentions the word walk, usually ends up in a walk. This push to exercise more will help you shed that unwanted weight.

 

4. It’ll make your ticker, tick better.

Not only will it fill your heart with happiness, it will make your heart stronger! Studies have shown that owning a dog is linked to lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, and decreased triglyceride levels, which contribute to better overall cardiovascular health and fewer heart attacks. Scientists have also correlated that dog owners who do have heart attacks have better survival rates following the events.

 

5. They’ll ensure you’re happy and less stressed.

The hustle and bustle of 2019 can get a bit much but there’s a helping paw you can lend. Pet’s can literally reduce your stress and make you happier as they lower anxiety and blood pressure, and increase serotonin and dopamine levels, two neurochemicals that increase calm and wellbeing. They can even make you better at the tasks you’re completing (office dogs anyone!?).

 

6. They give you a reason to wake up.

Have you ever had one of those weeks that turns in to a month of grinding through work, chores, and bills! It’s no fun for anyone and it can be hard to see the point but having a furry companion there can always help. Furry, friends help give you a reason to get out bed on those mundane days – they don’t care that you’re bored and tired they want affection and walks. It’ll help keep you happy and motivated.

Just an FYI during those tedious times try something new in Brewhemia like our Palast des Cabaret or one of our other 7 nights of entertainment – there is so much going on it’s like Never-Neverland.

7. They can literally help you beat depression.

If you’ve been living under a rock you may not have heard that dogs are incredibly hard workers. In fact, they hold some pretty, prestigious, positions in society. A great new trend worldwide is the introduction of therapy pets who’ve been proven to help combat the feelings of depression.

 

8. They could boost your children’s immune system

In the ’90s scientists presumed that owning a pet made you or your children more likely to become allergic to pets – it, in fact, lowers the probability.

P.s. if you’re allergic to any pets all of us at Brewhemia feel truly sorry you.
P.P.S. If you are allergic you can find hypo-allergenic dogs and pets!

 

9. They make excellent watchdogs

From the moment your puppy lands in your arms they begin to develop their watchdog abilities, even a tiny Jack Russel will develop the innate need to protect their human by alerting us to potential danger – or that the post is being delivered.

 

10. They could diagnose you better than your doctor!

Ok, we’re not saying you should ignore your doctor’s wishes but some dogs have now been trained to recognize the scent of cancer within humans. This means that we can find and treat this disease faster and more efficiently!

The list could go on and on… we know you’re swayed; you’ve probably already started looking. If you are considering getting a dog just remember they’ll look after you if you look after them; make sure that you have the time in your life to take care of a dog properly and if you don’t, come to Brewhemia! Look out for our Pawhemia events especially as we encourage people to bring their furry companions into our venue for a day.
If you are now looking to get yourself a dog, the thrill is not over, there are a gazillion different breeds each with their own quirks to choose from. If you’re looking to do something special give a shelter dog a new home.

For the love of adventure,
Get a dog.
The Pawhemians.

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