Your Happy Pet: Health benefits of owning a pet
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Animal lovers thoroughly enjoy welcome-home tail wags and snuggles so freely offered by a pet.
His unconditional love benefits the owner's body, mind and spirit in ways you may not realize. The positive health effects a pet has on the human are amazing.
A furry friend can give his owner a happy heart as well as a healthy heart. The simple act of petting a dog or cat can markedly lower a person's blood pressure readings. Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health has shown that people who have pets exhibit lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in addition to decreased blood pressure readings.