3. Boosts Your Heart Health
Naturally, pet owners have reduced cardiovascular risks mainly because they need to walk their pet daily and play with it – therefore they have more physical activity than others. In a 2007 study performed out of UCLA, researchers provided therapy dogs for patients hospitalized with heart failure. They found that after a 12-minute visit, patients exhibited improved cardiopulmonary pressures, healthier neurohormone levels, and less anxiety.