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Save a dog, save your life - study shows owning dog tied to lowering early death by 24%

Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 17:32:40-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Wanna live longer?

Get a dog.

A study published in an American Heart Association Journal which encompassed 70 years of global research, found that having a dog protects you from an early death.

And it turns out to be a bigger benefit to those who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke.

Another study suggests that this may be because dogs provide companionship and affection which reduces anxiety and depression.

To read a complete write up of the study, go here.