The ‘GOOD’ Dogs & Cats Study Looks at How Animals Impa

 - Aug 27, 2012
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The ‘GOOD’ dogs & cats chart looks at how animals impact everyday lives. Aside from the companionship aspect of owning an animal, there are many other overall benefits. According to this study, pets contribute to better overall health statistics like decreased blood pressure, cholesterol levels and stress-related illnesses. About 70 percent of families admitted that having a pet has increased their happiness.

Another interesting fact is that children who own pets are more likely to be involved in sports and hobbies. Dogs are especially beneficial to those who are blind, and are also used in schools as therapy mechanisms.

There are many plus sides to owning a pet, but most importantly, their affection is what’s most appreciated.