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12 Convincing Health Reasons to Own a Dog

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Dogs are considered human’s best friend.

But aside from the obvious loyal companion perks; our furry, four-legged friends provide many little known health benefits—that range from lowering the risk of heart disease to heightening immune strength.

So here’s to giving a much-deserved scratch behind the ears to our lovable Dalmatians, loyal Labrador retrievers, pint-sized poodles, and every mutt in between for the following health advantages of ownership…

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