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Physical & Mental Health Benefits of Having a Pet

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Physical & Mental Health Benefits of Having a Pet

One of the wonderful side-effects from this time of sheltering at home is many animal shelters around the nation are empty. Animals are being adopted and Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, was quoted as saying the rates of animal fostering have increased by 90% in some cities. This is not entirely surprising when we look closer at the physical and mental benefits of having a pet. For example, scientists found dog owners were likely to live longer than those who didn't have dogs: Dog owners had a 24% risk reduction for death from any cause,...

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