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Owning a dog could help you live longer

Did you know that dogs could add years to your life? That’s according to new research from the University of Toronto. Researchers found dog owners had a l...

Did you know that dogs could add years to your life? That’s according to new research from the University of Toronto.

Researchers found dog owners had a lowered the risk of dying early by 24 percent. For those who already had a heart attack, the risk of dying was lowered by 31 percent. A major factor could be pet owners who walk their dogs got up to 30 minutes of exercise a day.

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Studies also show petting dogs can reduce blood pressure, anxiety and depression.

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