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Love your furry friend: 5 health benefits of having a pet

We’ve all got a soft spot for our furry friends, but are you aware of the many benefits these four-legged friends offer us?

  • Their need to be active helps you to stay active.
  • Owning a pet helps fight depression.
  • Cat owners tend to have fewer strokes.
  • Children who grow up in a home with a dog or cat develop stronger immune systems to fight allergies.
  • Pet owners, in general, have decreased blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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