17 Jul '11, 1pm

Does Having a Pet Make you Happier? Let us know what you think!

Does Having a Pet Make you Happier? Let us know what you think!

We got Madison, our blond cocker spaniel four years ago. And then a year later, with zero planning we rescued Bella, our jet black cocker spaniel. Since then they've without a doubt ruled our world. We bought a bed big enough so they could sleep in it and whenever possible they come along on trips. I can't imagine life without them. That's a good thing because it turns out pet ownership could be good for your overall health, according to a new study . Pets serve as support and provide unconditional love that we grow to depend on but at the same time, they don't disrupt other human relationships. According to Live Science and seen on MNN : "We observed evidence that pet owners fared better, both in terms of well-being outcomes and individual differences, than nonowners on several dimensions,” study researcher Allen McConnell, of Miami University in Ohio, said in a statement...

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