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Author Topic: 5 ways pets improve Your health  (Read 1513 times)
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trudy1
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« on: November 13, 2008, 05:47:34 PM »

Of course, We already knew this Grin

After a long day of blogging, my dear dog Bonnie greets me at the door with blind adoration. All that love is such an ego boost. Pets are good for more than your self-esteem. Besides being great buddies, according to WebMD pets can also improve your health in these five ways:

Prevent allergies: Many new studies show that children who grow up in a household with furry animals or on a farm, have less risk for allergies, and asthma and a stronger immune system.
Friend magnets: Pets are natural conversation starters so your pet can help you meet people if you have social anxiety or chronic shyness.
Benefit the aged: For the elderly, caring for a pet can offer exercise and companionship. Studies have also shown that for Alzheimer's patients, those who have a pet have fewer anxious outbursts.
Good for the mind and soul: Those who have pets are less likely to suffer from depression, are better equipped to handle stressful situations, and they also have lower blood pressure.
Good for your heart: Pet owners who suffer from a heart attack will live longer than those who are petless. Studies have also shown that men who own pets have lower cholesterol.
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Cato
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 07:44:31 PM »

Agree with all that!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 09:46:52 PM »

It's good to see the medical community acknowledging these things that we already know.
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 06:12:58 PM »

catwoods agree too that they finally realize what we all have know for years and years already.
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