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Caring for a pet can have a profound impact on your mental and physical health. Domestic animals provide love and companionship, encourage activity, and can help ease stress, anxiety, and depression. They can also bring joy to even the darkest day.
Best Friends: You and Your Dog
Dogs offer companionship—along with mental and physical health benefits
How Dogs Boost the Mental Health of Children, Adults, and the Elderly
The effects of dogs on mental health
The Joys of Owning a Cat
How a cat can improve your health and happiness
Health Benefits of Walks with Your Dog
Here’s how walking with your pooch can benefit you as well
The Health and Mood-Boosting Benefits of Pets
How caring for a pet can bring powerful mental health benefits
Coping with Losing a Pet
Grieving the loss of a dog, cat, or other beloved pet