Pets Heal the Mind
Spending time with a pet is a proven way to relieve stress and lift your spirits. Studies have found that pet owners feel less lonely, are more socially active, have better self-esteem and handle negative feelings better than people who don’t have pets.Read more
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What are the health benefits of having a pet?
The health benefits of having a pet include: reduced risk of allergies, asthma and eczema; lower blood pressure; a stronger heart; improved fitness; and greater calm for Alzheimer’s patients, just to name a few . . .
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