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The Health Benefits of Owning a Pet!

Do you stop to think how owning a pet actually makes you healthier? It’s not only the companionship they provide but there are other benefits as well.

Twenty-five years of research says there are health benefits of owning a pet:

1)  You Get More Exercise – Dog owners get more exercise than non-dog owners!

2)  Emotional Support System – Pets help reduce stress and gives self-esteem a boost!

3)  A Healthier Heart – Cats and dogs improve heart health!

4)  Protection Against Allergies – Being around cats and dogs early in life reduces allergies later in life!

5)  Stay Socially Connected – You have more conversations with neighbors and other pet owners.

6) Pets give unconditional love and support – It is comforting to know that pets don’t judge you!

All-in-all, pets contribute to a happier and healthier life…time to get a pet or give a treat to the one you own!

Did you know…63% of pet owners consider their pets to be family members?

What’s the most popular pet today according to Happify?

#1. Dogs

#2. Cats

#3. Fish

#4. Birds

#5. Horses

Pets of the future…robotic dogs help seniors in nursing homes feel less lonely and more connected. Did you know that in one study they were just as effective as a real, live dog?

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France

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