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Monday, January 22, 2007

My Cats are NOT Amused...



Today's Independent reports that- "If you are looking for a healthier life, get a dog. Scientists have long believed that the companionship of a pet can be good for you, but new research suggests that dog owners are physically healthier than cat owners. According to Deborah Wells from Queen's University, Belfast, dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, possibly thanks to regular walks with their four-legged friends.

Writing in the British Journal of Health Psychology, Dr Wells said that dog owners appear to suffer from fewer minor ailments as well as fewer serious medical problems. In a review of dozens of previous studies, Dr Wells found that dogs also seem to aid recovery from serious illnesses, such as heart attacks. One study published in 1995 found that dog owners were more likely, by about 8.6 per cent, to be alive one year after a heart attack than those who do not own a dog."

4 comments:

Mike said...

As a proud owner of both a dog and a cat, I can only say that dogs are much more work. Perhaps it is the exercise that keeps dog owners alive longer. Of course, that says nothing about the fact that I am certain my cat regularly tries to kill me at night while I am sleeping.

catalyst said...

Meow

Phoebe Fay said...

Harumph.

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike- Yes, but she's trying to kill you because she loves you. Cats are odd that way.

Catalyst & Phoebe- I don't believe it either. This is obviously just another case of fuzzy, "fact-based" thinking from the Secular Dogist Lobby. It's all part of their Agenda.