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Human Benefits of Pets

documented studies on human health suggest that pet ownership bestow the following benefits:
  • reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
  • higher survival rates from heart attacks
  • significantly lower use of general practitioner services
  • reduced risk of asthma and allergic rhinitis in chlidren exposed to pet allergen than during the first year of their life
  • better physical and psychological well-being for seniors
source: http://blog.embracepetinsurance.com/2009/09/the-human-benefits-of-pets-and-pet-insurance.html#comments