How Your Pet Can Affect Your Health

Pets Can Lessen Loneliness

According to the CDC, pets can help decrease feelings of loneliness. Loneliness can be a symptom of depression, along with feeling sad, tired, or self-critical. Talk to your doctor to see if having a pet might boost your mental health.

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March 25, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014