Reblog: Japan study suggests having a dog delays onset of disability in old age — Barrier Free Japan

The study suggests that because dog and cat owners take more regular exercise and have closer social relationships than non-owners, the onset of disability is delayed as older adults who were currently dog owners had a significantly lower odds ratio of onset of disability.

Japan study suggests having a dog delays onset of disability in old age — Barrier Free Japan

Dog Reading

Manami Okazaki has released a delightful book on dog culture in Japan called, Japan’s Best Friend.

Image via amazon.com

From cafes to religious festivals, rescuers to robots, the book canvases the wide range of relationships that the Japanese have with their best friend.

It’s sure to get tails wagging.