16 Ways Pet Ownership Improves Your Health

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5. They Reduce Your Allergies

Believe it or not, owning a pet can actually reduce the number of allergies you might end up suffering from. Amazingly, studies have suggested that if you are exposed to a pet in your early years, you are much less likely to become allergic to animals as you get older.

So, if you’re already 50 years old, it’s unlikely that getting a pet now will help your allergies. If, however, you are still in your younger years – or you’re trying to make sure your children are as healthy as possible – then picking up a pet could actually drastically improve your health.

A previous study has shown that those who had a pet in their house during a child’s infancy were 50% less likely to develop an allergy to other animals. Amazing!

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