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New Study Suggests Dog And Cat Owner's Tend To Live Longer

We're going to live forever.

OK, maybe not forever, but a good long life -- filled with love and furbabies. 

A cheers to our pets. Not only do new studies suggest they've been linked to providing us with a longer, healthier life... they also bring so much love and happiness to our lives as well. 

Story via Modern Healthcare

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    "Having a canine companion was linked to a 21% reduction in the risk of death from any cause for those with heart disease."

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    According to a new study recently published by Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.


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    “Single-person households with dogs were associated with a markedly greater reduction in all-cause mortality than multiperson households. The effect appeared to be somewhat larger for owners of more active breeds like pointers and hunting dogs."

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    wrote Dr. Dhruv Kazi, cardiologist and health economist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. 


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    In 2008, it was revealed that it wasn't only dog owners that were linked to living healthier lives.

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    Researchers told the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference that, "those who had never had a pet cat were 30% more likely to die of any cardiovascular disease, 40% more likely to die of a heart attack when compared with cat people."

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    There you have it folks! If you needed a reason to get a dog or cat, let this study be a reminder! And if you already have a cat or dog, congrats! 


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