Choosing a Pet
Not surprisingly, most research on the health benefits of pets has been on dogs. It turns out that man’s (and woman’s!) best friend is also good medicine. Dogs, as well as other pets, can help in many ways. For one, a dog is always a ready walking companion. If you like to get out and walk, you never have to go it alone. If you have a little trouble getting motivated to exercise, a dog can be a great encourager.