Owning a pet can make your heart healthier and make you less likely to get heart disease. First, because dog owners walk more and exercise is great for your heart. Also, pets have been known to lower blood pressure and pulse rate when you sit and love on your pet. Research has even shown that pet owners usually have lower cholesterol levels. How amazing is that!
If you already have heart issues, pets are a really great idea for you, as well! Studies have shown that people with serious abnormal heart rhythms and heart attack survivors who have dogs, live longer than people with heart issues and do not have pets.