Fred says that Lake Forest has gone to the Dogs!

Looking for a holistic way to reduce stress, cholesterol and obesity? Get a pet. Statistics show that 62% of American households own a pet. According to a national survey, most pet owners say companionship, love, company and affection are the No. 1 benefits to owning a pet.

We know that pets make good companions and decrease loneliness, but numerous studies have shown other profound health benefits of owning a pet:

1. Pets help recovery from heart attacks. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study of 421 adults found that dog owners had a better one-year survival after a heart attack, compared to those who did not own dogs.

For the rest of the health benefits of owning a pet, click here: http://rismedia.com/2011-04-05/pets-can-reduce-stress-cholesterol-and-obesity/

To see what pets are available to adopt in Lake Forest: http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/9244.html

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