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6 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

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Did you know that dog ownership reduces stress and chances of depression? Dogs are truly man’s best friend because they make people all around better off, both physically and emotionally. This Pedigree advertisement is targeted towards individuals that do not own dogs because they will see the happiness that dogs bring to their lives in this advertisement. There are two images; the only difference between the two is that one has a dog and one doesn’t. The small change in the image makes a huge impact in how it is perceived. Pedigree uses this advertisement to show that they truly care about the wellbeing of dogs, build the audiences trust in the company, connect emotionally with the audience, and promote adoption. The Pedigree advertisement…show more content…
Allen R. McConnell, PhD, stated 6 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health that “we found that pet owners, on average, were better off that non-pet owners, especially when they have a higher quality relationship with their pets” (Fields). By better off, McConnell is talking about a healthier heart, less stress, better social life, better mood, more meaning, increased baby’s immune system, and social support for autistic children. Dogs require a lot of attention, because of that, dog owners have to be very active in the dog’s life. They must walk it, feed it, bath it, and many other things. All of these will increase the physical activity of the person, making them healthier. The needs of a dog gives meaning to someone’s life by giving them that responsibility. Someone that is better off in that many aspects of their life, will be happier overall. Since dogs increase health and happiness of dog owners, Pedigree wants to encourage non dog owners to become dog owners. Also, the more dog owners, the more money that Pedigree will…show more content…
They have a foundation devoted supporting organizations that that ensure that all dogs in need have the best possible outcome. Their motto is adoption, volunteering and donating. They encourage people to adopt pets from local shelters and rescues, volunteer their time, and donate any gift that they can afford to give. The PEDIGREE Foundation has a quote at the beginning of their website stating that “every year in this country, more than 4 million dogs enter shelters. Fewer than half of them will survive. Millions more wander alone, abused, hurt, and hungry. For too many of these wonderful animal companions, the end comes without ever knowing the love and dignity they deserve” ("Helping Dogs Get Adopted"). This quote shows how bad conditions truly are in animal shelters and is meant to make people want to adopt, donate, or
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