Open Your Heart To A Pet

My husband and I have opened our hearts to two shelter dogs and love every lick, tail wag and bark they bring into our lives. Don’t shop, adopt!

Simply Southern

OldfashionheartkittyValentine’s Day is right around the corner and many people are thinking about love or the ones they love. As a pet lover, I’m sure you include Fluffy or Fido on that list. Having a pet or pets in your life is not only fulfilling, but it’s actually good for you in so many ways. So if you were thinking about adding another pet to your family or adopting your first pet, here are a few incentives:

Pet-Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives. There’s actual scientific evidence that having pets lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol and leads to a longer and happier life. In addition, cat owners specifically have a lower chance of strokes than non-cat owners. Having a pet in your home also increases an infant’s immunity and makes them less likely to develop asthma.

Pets make you more active. There’s nothing that gets you on your feet and…

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