Even though we don't need an excuse to hang out with our pups, this is a good one! A new study suggests dogs can help reduce physical pain.
The study included more than 200 patients suffering from pain at an emergency room. One group of patients was given 10 minutes with a dog, while the other wasn't. Those who received visits from the dogs reported less pain.
Lead study author Colleen Dell, professor at the University of Saskatchewan told CNN: “There is research showing that pets are an important part of our health in different ways."