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04 August 2011

Do pets make owners healthier?

Pet owners have long been encouraged to think they are happier, healthier and live longer than people who don't, but a new study claims they might be barking up the wrong tree.

Pet owners have long been encouraged to think that they are happier, healthier and live longer than people without pets, but a new US study claims they might be barking up the wrong tree.

"While some researchers have reported that positive effects accrue from interacting with animals, others have found that the health and happiness of pet owners is no better, and in some cases worse, than that of non-pet owners."

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