Health benefits of owning a pet

About 68% of the households in the United States own pets. While they provide constant companionship, did you know that owning a pet can actually improve your health?

A recent study dictates that diabetic teens given a fish to care for were more likely to remember to take care of themselves than those who didn’t have a pet. Owning a petshows to help bring down blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride. This means a decreased chance that pet owners will have a heart attack. People who have already had a heart attack were also shown to have a better recovery because of their companions. Cuddling our pets has been shown to strengthen the immune system of children who are exposed …

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