Why Seniors’ Best Investment May Be a Puppy

Having a pet isn’t just fun for seniors—it can actually benefit your health. There is evidence that people age better when they interact with animals.

“Scientifically documented benefits of human-animal bonding include lowered blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and increased sense of well-being,” reports the Human Animal Relationship Research Institute (HABRI). “Positive human-animal interaction appears to be associated with changes in physiological variables in both humans and animals, particularly dogs.”

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