The best comic strips featuring dogs to make you chuckle or cry

Comics as an art medium are remarkable in their own right. Between panels and across caricatures, they say so much, without really trying that hard.

It takes a mark of wit and wisdom and a deep observation of the world around us to come up with the sublime genius of Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, Dilbert and the likes.

Cartoonists have been long inspired by the dogs. They have dipped their inks in the love and loyalty, fun and furry, of the canine kind to bring us comic relief and at times sent us running to grab the tissues. Here are some of our favorite comic strips featuring dogs.

The best Comic strips featuring dogs

off the leash dog cartoon
Off the leash, has an uncanny resemblance to portray animal behavior which seems similar to that of humans.
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Salih’s endearing comic begins with a crime, the kidnapping of a stray dog…

dog alien cartoon

Also, see Heartwarming comic of a dog’s life.

Dogs rescue us in ways more than one…

rescue dog comic

The bark is the song of the dog.

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They’re all good boys!

dog death cartoon

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

disability dog comic

Ain’t it true?

dog jealousy funny

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The forever love

senior dog cartoon

Death.

The mere mention sends shivers down the spines. Despite its certainty, the fear it accompanies comes almost naturally. Artist Jenny Jinya created an emotional comic titled, “Good Boy” presenting the possibilities of the afterlife.

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And if you have tissue papers handy, may we invite you to another of the artist’s works, this time shattering the superstition and stigma surrounding black cats.

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Don’t ask for who the dog barks…

why dog barks at night cartoon

You may be knowing the benefits of having a dog in the workplace – reduced stress levels, positive team morale bonding, etc. Now add to it, a nose for smelling trouble…

dog in office cartoon

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Don’t have a dog to share your life with? Perhaps you’d like to adopt one!

Have you come across a dog comic that deserves a rightful place on this list? Please share your recommendation in the comments below.

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New research suggests that your dog can help you live longer!

your dog can help you live longer
Science confirms it – your dog can help you live longer!

Living with a dog helps you live longer, science says so!

Well, if you needed another reason to love dogs, two recent studies show that your furry companion is great for your health, happiness, and longevity!

How your dog can help you live long and healthy?

  1. A person who shares his life with a dog gets to have more exercise hence lower blood pressure.
  2. Pet parents also get a good dose of the endorphins, the chemicals that help to relieve pain or stress, and boost happiness.
  3. Interacting with dogs helps release oxytocin, the so-called “cuddle hormone”. So next time you are home, try to veer off from the smartphone screen and try to enjoy some time with your dog.
  4. Kids who grow up around dogs are 50% less likely to develop allergies and asthma than those who grow up without a dog.
  5. The companionship of dogs is literally good for your heart – it even reduces symptoms of depression.

Dogs help reduce the risk of dying early by 24%.

New Research from the University of Toronto, suggests that dog ownership is linked to a 21% reduction in the risk of death — over the 12-year period studied — for people with heart disease.

The researchers drew on data from almost 4 million people in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Scandinavia, spread over almost 70 years.

Can dogs detect health issues in humans?

For those who had already had a stroke, the risk of death due to a heart attack was decreased by 31% as compared to stroke survivors who didn’t have a dog.

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Another Swedish study of more than 3,36,000 dog owners and non-owners who had suffered a heart attack or stroke, found that the risk of death for heart attack patients who lived alone — but had dogs — was 33% lower than the solitary adults without dogs.

“We know that social isolation is a strong risk factor for worse health outcomes and premature death. Previous studies have indicated that dog owners experience less social isolation and have more interaction with other people. Furthermore, keeping a dog is a good motivation for physical activity, which is an important factor in rehabilitation and mental health.”

– Tove Fall, professor at Uppsala University, Sweden

Aside from being a loyal and loving companion, dogs are indeed the good boys you’ve heard people say they are. So take forth a healthy step for a positive outlook on life, and bring home happiness.

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