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Are Dog People Healthier Than Cat People?

It seems so. I am not trying to make all you cat people (sorry Giggle) feel bad about your chosen companions, but a recent finding out of Queen's University in Belfast has found that when it comes to health, dog owners take the cake.


Dog owners tended to have lower blood pressure and cholesterol as well as fewer minor ailments and serious medical problems. This is in part due to increases in physical activity (walks) but also since owning a dog can aid in the development of social contacts, which may enhance both physiological and psychological human health indirectly.

Although their smiles could have been due to an animal of another kind, the dogs definitely brought a few social celebs, such as Hilary Duff, together recently at the Much Love Animal Rescue Benefit at the Playboy mansion.

Don't give up on your feline companion just yet though -- Pet owners in general tended to be healthier than the average member of the population.

For more pics of celebs such as Tori Spelling, looking happy and healthy with these adorable pups, just read more

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