On Dr. Wefald’s Health Minute a few months ago, he said exactly that. Now the American Heart Association agrees:
DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2019 – Dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for heart attack and stroke survivors who live alone, according to a new study and a separate meta-analysis published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.
Dog ownership was associated with a 33% lower risk of death for heart attack survivors living alone and 27% reduced risk of death for stroke survivors living alone, compared to people who did not own a dog.
I feel better already. The dog featured above has a neat story here.