I love owning a pet. It is so nice to come home to someone running to the door to greet you. Pets can also improve your health. Animals make people feel good and it only takes a few seconds for a pet to enhance your mood. They make you feel less anxious and the level of cortisol, a hormone associated with stress, is lowered. One study of 240 married couples shows that pet owners had lower blood pressure and lower heart rates during rest than people who did not own a pet. Another study shows that people who never owned a cat were 40% more likely to die of a heart attack than those who had. Pets also help people fight depression. Pets love you unconditionally and many therapists prescribe a pet for dealing with depression. The source I used:


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