They can make you happy, keep you fit, even lower your blood pressure. Owning a cat or dog is a prescription for good health.
They Help Your Heart - Simply petting a dog or cat can lower your blood pressure. Holding a pet triggers a relaxation response, explains Alan Beck, ScD., director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond, at Purdue University. It helps you stay focused on the present, as opposed to dwelling on the past or worrying about the…Continue