National Dog Appreciation Day

(MediaQuire) According to the recent “Milo’s Kitchen Dog Happy Survey” — a national survey of 3,000 U.S. dog parents by the popular Milo’s Kitchen dog treat brand — our four-legged friends enrich our lives in surprising ways that we often don’t fully appreciate:


* 86% of dog parents say their dog “comforts me immeasurably”

* 71% say their dog “reminds me to seek out more joy in life”

* 64% say their dog “makes me look forward to going home more than anything else”

* 63% say their dog “makes me much more patient and responsible”

As a result, it’s no surprise that 73% of dog parents buy their dog a special gift (especially dog treats) at least once per month.


The study also uncovered the definitive 27 ways that dogs make a major positive impact in our everyday lives:

  1. Stress relief
  2. Staying active and fit
  3. Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  4. Comforting us
  5. Encouraging social interaction
  6. Coping with depression
  7. Teaching us about love
  8. Health alert detection
  9. Companionship
  10. Allergy deterrent
  11. Mood enhancement
  12. Heat therapy
  13. Improved dating possibilities
  14. Study help
  15. Bringing joy and happiness
  16. Personal security
  17. Family conflict resolution
  18. Encouraging responsibility
  19. Making us more patient
  20. Reinforcing good habits and routines
  21. Keeping us on schedule
  22. Teaching parenting skills
  23. Anti-bullying
  24. Improving literacy
  25. Self-esteem and pride
  26. Immune system support
  27. Personal assistance

For more details on each of these 27 ways, please visit:

To see each of these 27 ways in action, please watch:

“Thank You, Doggy” Video Reminds Us to Thank Our Furry Friends

“Milo’s Kitchen ‘Dog Happy’ Survey” Results: