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How Your Pet Keeps You Healthy

2. Improves Mental Wellbeing

Arriving home to a happy face—especially one that goes with a vigorously wagging tail, a few sloppy kisses, or a load purr can really melt your workday stress. In fact, research from the University of Minnesota’s Boynton Health Services department suggests that animal companionship greatly improves mental health and lowers anxiety.

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