Published on Jan. 10, 2020 Authored by Pfizer Medical Team
Pets have long been our companions. As far back as 12,000 years ago, humans were believed to keep dogs and cats as pets. And today, this love for four-legged and sometimes feathered and scaly friends continues to go strong. Some 67 percent of U.S. households keep a pet, which translates to about 84.9 million homes. Beyond the joy they add to our lives, pets have been shown that they may provide a variety of physical and mental health benefits, such as decreased blood pressure, cholesterol and feeling of isolation. Read on to learn about some of these benefits.
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