Pets May Prevent Heart Disease

American Heart Association

Just in case you needed one more reason to keep a furry friend around, it turns out that owning a pet is associated with reducing your risk of heart disease. A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association looks at the association between pet ownership and heart health. It's just one more reason to own a pet, and a great reason to take your dog for a walk! Your heart, and your dog, will thank you for it.

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2 Comments

  1. Laurie Luck - Smart Dog University

    July 8th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    This is great to see. Us dog owners knew this, of course, even if we didn't have the empirical evidence. Thanks for putting this in front of such a large audience -- dogs are the coolest friends out there. And they make our health better, too. Can't beat that combination!



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