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Monday, May 13, 2013

Owning A Dog Linked To Lower Heart Disease Rates!

               Photo by Karsten Moran for The New York Times

We've heard a version of this for a few years now - owning a dog is associated with a lower risk of heart disease for at least two reasons: dog owners are more likely to take a daily walk with their pooch, and having a loving dog in your presence and petting that dog, can lower blood pressure, and both are good things for your heart.

Now there's even more scientific studies to back that up. A recent American Heart Association study reported in The New York Times health blog "Well" concluded that "owning a dog, in particular [take that, kitties!] was probably associated with a reduced risk of heart disease." That's good enough for us! So as warm weather entices us outdoors, why not increase the length of your daily walks or add a second stroll in the evening after dinner, like Parental Unit does when she's not too lazy. And by all means, give your dog (and cat) some much deserved lovin' - it's a win-win affair!

Besides, how could you look at these faces and not know that we're good for you?!


The Daily Pip said...

I sure hope this is true!

Your pal, Pip

Golden Daily Scoop said...

So true!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We believe it!
Benny & Lily

Duke said...

We absolutely believe this!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Unknown said...

We are amazing and our mom and dad know it well!


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