Thursday, February 28, 2008

Health Benefits to Owning Cats

The latest battle in the eternal war of cat v. dog goes to...(drumroll please) Cats! According to the latest study on benefits of pet ownership, "Owning a cat could reduce your risk of a heart attack by nearly one third".

[Researchers] found that over a 20-year period, those who had never owned a cat had a 40 percent greater risk of death due to heart attack and a 30 percent higher risk of death due to any sort of cardiovascular disease than previous or current cat owners. Researchers found no such protective effects for dog owners.
But never fear, my furry friends. One victory does not determine the entire war. Not too long ago it was the dogs that had the upper hand.

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