According to Holistic Online, a
UCLA study "...found that dog owners required much less medical care
for stress-induced aches and pains than non-dog owners." Pets benefit
people, they explain, "...through the soothing and relaxing effect of
Another source, Sally Abrams'
The Power of Pets, cites numerous studies showing the beneficial effects pets have on human health.
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