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Dogs are good for your heart
Posted 5/10/2013 2:10:00 PM

That's the word from the American Heart Association. Sure they can fill your heart with joy. But they also can help reduce your heart disease risk.  Studies have found just stroking a dog can lower your blood pressure. And of course walking a dog is good exercise that does a heart good. But it's not just dogs, researchers have found those with goats, fish and snakes get the benefits of pet ownership as well. Just walking them isn't as easy.

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