Magazine Discusses Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

 |  Dec 31st 2009  |   0 Contributions


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From the hallowed scientific journal that is People Magazine (January, 2010).

3 REASONS TO GET A PET

1. It could lower your blood pressure. Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo found that pet ownership did a better job of lowering blood pressure under mental stress than certain types of blood-pressure medications.

2. You'll save on doctor's bills. Studies at UCLA found that pet ownership corresponds to overall better health and fewer medical visits--as many as 21 percent fewer trips to the doc.

3. Life will feel more meaningful. For patients hospitalized with serious illnesses at City Hospital in New York, a study found that having a pet to care for gave them not only reason to recover but also improved survival rates.

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