The Pet Rx article from Martha Stewart Magazine explains that pet ownership can be associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and also a boost to your physical health. Pets are great for your Psyche as well!
According to the article, “Pets might even give you a happiness high. According to research from “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,” pet owners report feeling greater self-esteem and more joy, and being less fearful than people who don’t have animals. Pets also help ward off depression, another risk factor associated with an increased risk of heart disease” – read full article here.