According to recent scientific studies, dog ownership is responsible for 24% reduction in early death. The American Heart Association says pet owners who take their dogs out for 30 minutes of daily exercise or more, live longer than non-walkers.
Steady walking creates healthier cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Along with improving physical health, dogs provide companionship and affection that can reduce anxiety and depression. That’s especially important to older people after major illnesses, such as a heart attack or stroke. http://www.cnn.com/2019/10/08/health/dogs-help-us-live-longer-wellness/index 90s