Now that my kids are growing up and my wife has a busy career, my main buddy is my little dog, Beandip. Other than being a good little guy to keep me company, according to some studies, he might actually be making me healthier.
According to the American Heart Association, “Dog ownership is associated with lower risk of death over the long term, which is possibly driven by a reduction in cardiovascular mortality.”
And the Washington Post reviewed 10 studies that included over 3.8 million people and found that “Dog ownership was associated with a 24% risk reduction for all causes of death compared to non-dog owners.”
The benefits were even greater among people who’d had some type of heart issue, like a stroke or a heart attack.
While pets may be the key to a happier life, keeping up on a few key tasks may add further happiness on top of owning a dog. Companionship is priceless, but remember floors and sofas covered in pet hair can be unsightly and itchy. It can also trigger their allergies. This local house cleaning company suggests using a special rubber brush to remove pet hair in large quantities. It’s better to get a big brush too, otherwise you end up raking and combing for hours. This can be a great way to prep before vacuuming using any basic upholstery attachment.
Even though I’m a dog guy, just so you cat people don’t feel left out, cats seemed to have the same level of health benefits as dogs.
But I’ve never once gotten a cat to come with me on a run in the mountains.
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