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Can Confiding in Your Dog Improve Your Mental Health?

Talking about your emotional problems and current emotional state is in itself a therapeutic activity. Confiding in a dog is, therefore, a way of managing a number of psychological problems.

Key takeaways:

  • A dog serves the same function as a therapist or sympathetic family member if you confide in the dog.
  • Children who suffered stressful events such as bereavement, instability, and illness were more likely to heal faster if they had strong relationships with their dogs.
  • Adults experiencing negative emotions, especially females, tend to seek comfort by confiding in their dog.

If Freud was correct, and simply talking about your emotional state makes you feel better, this suggests that having a dog to talk to might provide an initial opportunity to begin the psychological healing process in times of adversity.

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Dr. Deepak Songra BDS (WALES)

A true professional. Deepak has a reputation of being friendly, gentle and understanding dentist. Throughout his career, he has been involved in continuing professional development and enjoys a rewarding and challenging role in training newly qualified dentists and dental therapists in their careers. Dr. Songra enjoys general dentistry and all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, especially in facial aesthetics and teeth whitening.

Pet Dentist was founded in 2015 by Dr. Songra and his wife, Dr. SmitaSongra, also a dentist who has specialized in in the field of facial and dental cosmetics for the past 25 years. Pet Dentist is a family-run business with the aim of offering the best dental products available on the market at very reasonable prices!