PETS .. Good for your health !

Thiruvananthapuram, India
April 14, 2007 12:46pm CST
Improving the health of the family members .. adopt a cat or a dog. If you want to live a healthier life, get a dog. Dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol and are generally healthier than the average population with fewer minor ailments or serious medical problems.A pet adds joy to your life and makes you feel better and more secure in your home.
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• India
15 Apr 07
well they help u mentally
• China
15 Apr 07
really??!!but i dont like any animals.that dosent mean i'm cold,unfriendly...cause i like babies.they are cute!people say people who love babies should love animals too.i dont think so.
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I don't think my three cats have lowered my cholesterol and they sometimes raise my blood pressure, but I wouldn't trade them for anything! They are like my kids.
@gapeach65 (805)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I've heard that it's good for people to have pets, but for me, I'm highly allergic to animals, so our dogs have to stay outside. So it's not exactly good for me and my health to have them. My sons both have the same allergies. My daughter couldn't wait to move out so she could get a dog, now she has 3 or 4. They make her happy, but make me miserable because I have a hard time visiting her, and I can't stay long. It also makes it hard to visit friends that have animals. I won't consider allergy shots, I hate needles. I'd rather just not have the animals in the house, which makes my husband sad, fortunately he says he's rather have me than a dog in the house.
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
14 Apr 07
Yes, it's wonderful to have animals.
• United States
14 Apr 07
having a pet is another living thing in your home so the lonliness is not as bad also if you know you are responsible for that being it also helps !
@Mickie30 (2633)
14 Apr 07
I think pets can really reduce stress and depression. When we had our cat he was always loving and affectionate this really helped in my deepest stages of depression. I think pets can be very beneficial for health and I love pets.