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We Asked a Doctor Why Having A Dog Makes You Healthier

You’ve probably heard the reports that pet shelters cleared out at the start of the pandemic. With all of us spending more time at home, often isolated from our usual social circles, getting a pet seemed like a great idea to help with the confinement blues. But is there some tangible, quantifiable benefit to owning a dog?

We caught up with Dr. Jake Deutsch to learn about the science and research behind pet ownership. Follow Dr. Jake on IG to learn more ways to improve your life in little ways every day.

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