Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happier pet owners live longer

It seems that our beloved pets tend to increase our lifespans. It may be a very good thing considering there are more old people now than any of the age group brackets. This will be bad news for Medicare ...hahaha.

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5 comments:

kikolani said...

I think it is the companionship. I consider if I were living alone in my old age with nothing to live or care for, my spirit would be more likely to give up going on. Whereas if I had something to care for, I would have reason to keep going.

Marlaine said...

As I live alone with my little five pound dog, I know how important he is in my life. He gets me out for a walk daily!

gaga said...

To have a loyal, cheerful and playful pet is really a privilege ...
I really enjoy being a pet owner ...

the benefits are indeed priceless...

Thank you kikolani and marlaine for sharing your thoughts.

BeadedTail said...

Being a pet owner makes me happy which probably reduces my stress and hopefully increases my lifespan. I can't imagine ever not having a pet so I'm certainly going to test the theory!

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Saif said...

Yeah, a number of psychological studies have shown that people who have pets are happier. they are really good companions and help a lot in coping with loneliness.