The Pet Effect: Health benefits of owning a pet

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The relationship between people and pets is special, and more and more research is showing just how special it is! The new website, is a compilation of scientists, researchers, veterinarians and pet people. They believe The Pet Effect is more than just an idea, it’s a scientific fact.

The website is all about scientific discoveries that are changing the way the world thinks about the relationship between us and our pets.

What information can be found on The Pet Effect website?

The Pet Effect has some great information on the pet’s effect on heart attack survival, patient therapy, cardiovascular disease, childhood allergies, doctor approved health benefits, symptoms of depression, and obesity among many more topics.

Interested in learning more? Check out their website for the side effects of “Dog“, and “Cat.”

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  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Decreased risk of heart disease
  • Allergy prevention in children
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Increased social interaction


  • Reduced risk of heart attack
  • Relieved depression
  • Accelerated heart attack recovery
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Lessened risk of allergies and eczema in children
  • Reduced stress levels

Check out the website for more great information!

Thank you so much for all you do

Thank you so much for all you do every day to rescue animals in need. I can’t imagine the terrible situations that you see every day.  It is great that you have the heart to help. Keep up the good work.