The American Heart Association’s got some news. Wanna hear?
Quoting their release: “Owning a pet, particularly a dog, could reduce your risk of heart disease.” #WIN.
“Dog ownership in particular may help reduce cardiovascular risk. People with dogs may engage in more physical activity because they walk them.” #DOUBLEWIN.
“Pets can have a positive effect on the body’s reactions to stress.” #TRIPLEWIN.
Video #1 from the Pet Collective.
Photo 1: “This is my moms Shorkie (Shih tzu/yorkie) puppy Georgie. She named him Georgie after George Strait after she tried to get tickets to his concert and they sold out immediately, so she used her ticket money to buy Georgie. I think she got the better bargain!” -Amy S.
Photo 2: From Reddit.
Photo 3: “This is Millie, my sweet foster doggie, telling me that SHE rescued me…isn’t that the truth?” -Jenn K.