Even on a lousy day, it’s almost impossible not to smile at the sight of a cute cat or happy dog wagging its tail. It has been long shown that pets make you healthier, they improve your mood, help your heart and even better your social life.
Whether it is a dog, cat, gold fish or hermit crab, owning a pet at a young age has its benefits. Interacting with them helps children socially, emotionally and cognitively.
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Owning a pet also benefits adults; they are great exercise motivation, help decrease blood pressure and may even reduce the risk for stroke.