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The Pawsitive Effects of Pet Ownership

There’s almost nothing better than curling up on a rainy day or a stormy night with your favorite furry friend. Our pets become more like friends and then eventually family. I know when I’m away, I miss my normal nighttime routine with my menagerie or that morning wake-up call with two paws to the back. They become essential ingredients to the little moments that make up everyday life, eventually cementing themselves inside your favorite memories. In our home, most of our favorite holiday memories are the ones where the family pets crowd the edges of our mental images - the messier the better! But did you know that there are actually health benefits to pet ownership? Let’s count the ways:

Pet ownership typically means more physical activity.