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A recent article from Jakarta summarized the many benefits — physical and emotional — that come from pet ownership. Here is a tidbit:
An Australian study discovered that those who owned an animal had lower blood pressure and lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as a reduced likelihood of developing heart disease than those who did not have a pet. In addition, the study observed that these risks were still lower despite the pet owners’ consumption of above average amounts of meat and fast food.
Another study of heart attack victims in the US noted those who were pet owners usually survived another year longer than those who did not own an animal.
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This is so true. Modern life is stressful and having been suffered from anxiety since a long time, luckily, I found a cure in my pets they can really help us relax – stroking my cat or simply watching fish swim around in a tank make my worries melt away. These are my emotional support animals which keep me away from stress and other health conditions related to it. https://esacare.com/role-of-esa-in-treating-psychological-disorders/ That means having a furry pal can decrease the chances of suffering a heart attack later in life.