How dogs contribute to your health and happinessIf you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Dogs, often hailed as humans’ best friends, have been the topic of many scientific studies looking into how they might boost our well-being. In this Spotlight, we’ll explain how your friendly pup can benefit your health across the board. Note: Commissions may be earned from links You May Also Like March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day Want More Joy In Life? Ask Your Dog January is Walk Your Dog Month.