Animals can bring a smile to many faces, especially elders. In a recent study by the University of Michigan people who owned a pet from ages 50-80 said that their pet helped them to enjoy their overall life.
Researchers at the University polled around 2,000 older adults and found that 55% said that they owned at least one pet. The most common pet was a dog followed by cats and other small animals like birds. No matter the pet people overall said that having one helped their mood, mental health, and physical[…]