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  1. Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
  2. People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets. One study even found that when people with borderline hypertension adopted dogs from a shelter, their blood pressure declined significantly within five months.
  3. Playing with a pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
  4. Pet owners have lower cholesterol level (risk for heart disease) than those without pets
  5. Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.

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