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Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and opportunities for socialization.


Katie Carroll

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Blood Pressure
  2. Cats
  3. Cholesterol
  4. Companion
  5. Dogs
  6. Health
  7. Health and environmental sciences
  8. Horses
  9. Human-animal bond
  10. Human-animal interactions
  11. Loneliness
  12. Mammals
  13. Pet ownership
  14. Rodents
  15. Socialization