Study Finds Dog Owners at Reduced Risk of Premature Death


According to a new report dog owners are 24% less likely to die early than people without a pet dog, especially when it comes to survival after a major cardiovascular event...
The study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes*, found evidence of an association of dog ownership with a better outcome after a major cardiovascular event. 

Other studies have come to similar conclusions, and researchers believe dog ownership has both physical and mental health benefits.

* Mubanga M, Byberg L, Egenvall A, Ingelsson E & Fall T (2019) Dog Ownership and Survival After a Major Cardiovascular Event. A Register-Based Prospective Study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 12 (10), e005342 PubMed.