Pets in the home reduce stress
You don't have to tell a pet owner that having a pet helps reduce stress but did you know that there is proof? According to a study presented at the 2008 meeting of the American Stroke Association, cats in the home reduce the chances of death from cardiovascular disease by 30%. They also found that having a cat was a non-drug alternate to cholesterol treatments. The same study did not find out anything about dogs in the home but that was only due to the fact that there was a lack of dog owners in the study.