Pets teach their owners a lot of things: responsibility, patience, and that treats can go a long way. Turns out, having a pet also may also benefits the owner’s health. Research has found that having a pet reduces your risk of certain risk factors and diseases, including heart disease, which puts you at risk of needing long term care.
In May 2013, the American Heart Association published a statement announcing that dogs were associated with a reduction in heart disease risk factors and increased chances of survival among heart attack patients. According to their research, owning a pet was[…]