The thinking that owning a pet can make us lead longer, healthier lives is sometimes treated as a foregone conclusion. But what does scientific research actually say?

SeekerPublished: July 10, 2018Updated: July 11, 201843 views
Published: July 10, 2018Updated: July 11, 2018

Is man’s best friend also an unusual elixir for good health? Media coverage of the effects of pets promise increased longevity and myriad other health benefits associated with bringing a dog into your life. But, at the same time other headlines are claiming the opposite--That pets have no effect on health whatsoever. So which is it?

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