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Get Healthy, Get a Dog: The health benefits of canine companionship

Dear Reader, There's a reason dogs are called man's best friend: not only do they offer unparalleled companionship, but a growing body of research shows they also boost our health. Numerous studies suggest that owning a dog can prompt you to be more physically active—have leash, will walk. In addition, dogs can reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in people and help calm jagged nerves: several studies show that petting a dog can reduce…

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