Heart health linked to owning a dog, science explains

APR 01, 2020 AT 12:29 PM

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Therefore, scientists involved in this study can explain these health benefits based on the fact that dog owners are more physically active than people who have other pets or no pets at all. If you have a doggo, there’s a good chance you’re most likely walking him or her yourself, rain or shine, and being more physically active than those that don’t have a dog, without even realizing it.

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