The Health Benefits of Pets: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ever wonder about the health benefits of interacting with your pet? Well, whether it be a dog…a cat…or some other creature having fun with your family animal can have surprising health benefits. In a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they say pets can have a positive effect on blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Plus, owning a dog often means built-in opportunity for exercise – Which benefits the entire body. And some studies show that exposure to cats and dogs early in life reduce the risk for developing allergies.

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