There are few pleasures in life that bring us true purpose, satisfaction, and health. Owning a dog is just one of them.

Through thick and thin, sunshine and rain, our bouncy best friends continue to prove just how amazing they are for us.

Did you know, for example, that stroking – and even talking – to dogs lowers our blood pressure more than human interaction?

And when we’re often at our lowest – and loneliest – our best friends are always there to cheer us up.

Heres to you, dogs, for being amazing.

HerePup bring you 22 ways our amazing friends make us healthier – and happier!