Pets Can Protect Your Heart

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Pets Can Protect Your Heart
Tue, 02-21-2012 - 8:30am

from iVillage Health:

Pets can play an important role in the life of a person who is single, widowed or simply lonely. Studies of heart patients suggest that pet ownership confers many of the same benefits as person-to-person social interaction. When hospitalized patients are visited by therapy dogs, their levels of stress and anxiety diminish, as do blood pressure and blood levels of stress hormones. READ MORE

Do you have a pet?


Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 7:44pm

Thanks Karla for sharing this.

I have two cats actually, mother, and daughter.

I wonder if others on our board or who are visiting have pets.

Mine seem to sense when I am not feeling well.

Having a pet/pets makes me H<3PPY!!!