PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — New research shows that owning a pet may be good for your heart. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic compared the health of 1,700 pet owners to non-pet owners.
They found that owning a pet was linked to better cardiovascular health.READ MORE: Pennsylvania US Senate Race Between Republicans Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick Too Close To CallJohn Fetterman Wins Democratic Pennsylvania Primary For Senate, AP Projects
The greatest health boost was for dog owners.MORE NEWS: Phillies Return Home After Road Trip With 3-0 Loss To Padres
Researchers believe that is because of the physical activity that they get walking or working out with their dogs.