10 Ways Pets Improve Your Health

  

3. Cats and dogs improve heart health

One of the long-term benefits of owning a cat or dog is to better heart health. One 20-year study revealed that people who never owned a dog or cat are 40 percent more likely to die of a heart attack than those who had. The bottom line is you can lower the risk of dying from heart disease if you keep your pet close.

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