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Written by Guy Hancock   
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:21 PM

Published in the Washington Post 7/13/2011

Yes, having a dog or a cat really is good for you

Lots of research has indicated that having a dog or a cat can help people live happier, healthier lives. But it’s been unclear whether there really is a cause-and-effect relationship between pet ownership and better physical and mental health. Now, new research indicates that the benefits of having a canine or feline companion are real and broad.

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