Numbers Don't Lie

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Having pets improve health

Needless to say having pets can improve pet owner's health. I just found some numbers for this:
1) one study of women recovering from breast cancer found 87% reported that their pets filled at least 1 important role in their social support. 43% reported that their pets fulfilled more than 10 important support functions, such as being cared for, tactile comfort.
2)another survey pulled more than 11,000 people from 3 countries found that over a 5-year period pet owners made 15-20% fewer annual visits to the doctor than non pet-owners, and those who went to the doctor the least were those who continuously owned a pet.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now let's all go out and get a silky terrier or a chocolate lab!

7:55 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you know I've been thinking about getting a dog. . . . and then you went and threw out statistics. . . how can I ever refute those.
Ciao

6:00 PM

 

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