4 Scientific Reasons to Adopt a Pet

4 Scientific Reasons to Adopt a Pet

About 45% of U.S. households have a dog, and 35% have a cat. The rest of you who are pet-less aren't just missing out on companionship, you're also losing some proven health benefits!  The List's Donna Ruko has scientific reasons to adopt a pet on the Hit List.

Here are the four scientific reasons our expert Robert Semrow fromPet World Insider –  - laid out for us:

  • Having a dog or cat can help lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • When you’re doing stressful tasks around the house, you get less stressed with a pet around than with your spouse around.
  • Pets are great at helping you meet people.
  • Their noses are 1,000-1,000,000 times stronger than ours, and are even used in the medical. world to sniff out Cancer, Diabetes, and other diseases.

Plus, a couple more reasons Robert told us:

  • They can sniff out and alert us about dangerous allergens.
  • Therapy animals can help with pain, anxiety, depression, and more.

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