Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Want to live longer? Get a Dog!

Ownership is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, finds a new Swedish study in the journal Scientific Reports.

For people living alone, owning a dog can decrease their risk of death by 33% and their risk of cardiovascular related death by 36%, when compared to single individuals without a pet, according to the study. Chances of a heart attack were also found to be 11% lower.

Multi-person household owners also saw benefits, though to a lesser extent. Risk of death among these dog owners fell by 11% and their chances of cardiovascular death were 15% lower. But their risk of a heart attack was not reduced by owning a dog.

There is no better time to save a homeless dog from a shelter or rescue.  Dogs can change your life and bring so much magic into your home.