A recent study by Mount Sinai endocrinologist Dr. Caroline Kramer shows that your risk of dying early from almost any cause is reduced 24% by having a dog, or 31% for those who had already had a heart attack or stroke. In a similar study in Sweden, cardiac incident survivors who lived alone with their pet showed the biggest benefit. Clearly, the comfort and companionship pets provide has a huge health impact on people, so what can humans do for them? We’ve created this list of healthy pet habits for the new year. Just by keeping track, you’ll find these habits becoming part of your routine and improving your dog or cat’s life.
YOUR 2020 HEALTHY HABITS
Here’s a list to get you started — not to mention some discounts and recommendations.
1. DAILY WALKS ARE A MUST FOR DOGS
Protect their feet in winter weather with a little paw wax