The month of love is upon us and with Valentine’s Day looming it’s time to celebrate our one true love.

But this year Lintbells, are calling for dog owners to appreciate the love and companionship man’s best friend gives them every day.

Here are five reasons why a dog is all you need this Valentine’s Day.

They will always be happy to see you

There’s nothing better than getting home after a long day and being greeted by your dog who couldn’t be happier to see you, with their wet nose and wagging tail. When you walk through the door your dog won’t be waiting for you with a list of jobs, or to moan about their day. Your canine companions will always be happy to see you, whether they bound over to you, jump up, bark or even give you a kiss, it can sometimes be just the lift you need after a bad day.

Customer Jennifer, talking about her furry friend, says “She is always excited to see me, even if I’ve only been out the house for two minutes. She is the perfect pet and even with her quirks I wouldn’t change her.”

They are always loyal

Dogs aren’t known as ‘man’s best friend’ for no reason; it is in their nature to be truly loyal to their owners. There is no worry about your pet pooch leaving your side! And due to their empathic communication skills they have an understanding like no other animal. They can sense your emotions and can tell when you are feeling sad or worried and will be right by your side to comfort you.

Dogs will always make you laugh

For many of us a GSOH (good sense of humour) is incredibly important when it comes to potential romantic partners, but our four legged friends can also provide us with lots of laughs. Whether they’re chasing their tail, barking at dogs on the TV, or finding amusement from an old tennis ball, you can always rely on your dog to make you laugh. Their unpredictable, sometimes goofy antics and even human like behaviour and expressions will always guarantee to put a smile on your face.

They’re the perfect travel buddy

We know they are loyal and can always make us smile when we need it, so why not turn your furry best friend into your travel partner as well. With the right preparation and research a getaway with your pooch can be easier than ever – and you know they will always be free! No more waiting to getaway while your partner struggles to book time off work. With your dog you can enjoy long walks on the beach, explore beautiful outdoor landscapes or even pay a visit to the nearest dog friendly pub. They can make the perfect travel companion, plus they won’t argue with you when you need to ask for directions.

They are good for your health and wellbeing

Last, but by no means least, our canine companions can be hugely beneficial to our health and wellbeing. Owning a dog is linked to lowering blood pressure, they can also help to reduce stress levels and spending time with a furry friend can help to lower anxiety, not always the case with your human mates. A survey carried about by Lintbells, of 1000 dog owners; found that 86 per cent of people believed having a dog can help to bring down stress levels. As well as this, with all the regular exercise dogs need, they can help to keep you fit and active and even help with weight loss.

This Valentine’s Day how your dog just how much you love them and make sure they’re happy and healthy all year round by regularly adding natural supplements to their diet throughout the year.

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