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The Connection Between Pets and Good Health

April 28, 2014 by Tails Magazine in Featured, Lifestyle with 0 Comments

Over the years, scientists have been able to locate very distinct connections between pet guardianship and good health. According to The Health Benefits of Companion Animals, a report done by Pets are Wonderful Support San Francisco, people who have pets experience decreased risk factors for cardiovascular disease. People may experience a decreased heart rate simply from petting an animal or watching fish in an aquarium. Following a quiet 30-minute session of interacting with a dog, people experience enhanced hormone levels of dopamine and endorphins associated with happiness and well-being, and decreased levels of cortisol, a stress hormone.

The science doesn’t lie––interacting with pets is good for our wellbeing. The following infographic explores more of these unique health benefits, from increased mobility to dogs that detect cancer:

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Infographic source.

More infographics:

10 Amazing Facts About Cats

The Do’s and Don’t’s of Dog Training

The Pet Overpopulation Problem

The 7 Healing Powers of Cat Purrs

 

 

 

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