From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Keeping Pets and People Healthy: “There are many health benefits of owning a pet. They can increase opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialize. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. Pets can help manage loneliness and depression by giving us companionship. Most households in the United States have at least one pet.
“Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets is linked to several health benefits, including:
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Source: 2018 - 2020 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).
Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.
Source: 2019 County Business Patterns (CBP).
Source: 2017 Economic Census.
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