27 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health

There are many ways in which our pets can help improve our health both mentally and physically. For example, there is no need for a dog to have special training to help someone suffering from depression. Dogs can help symptoms of depression because they are pack animals and instinctively form close bonds with other members of their "pack" or family. By their very nature, they will help provide emotional support to other members of their pack by being loyal and affectionate companions.

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