Sunday, August 28, 2005

Bulldogs Reduce Stress in Owners

Yahoo! Mail - "pets can instill a sense of well-being. Studies have shown that pet owners, particularly the elderly, have lower blood pressure, are less likely to be depressed and have higher self-esteem than people who don't have pets."
In 2000, the American Heart Association's study of stockbrokers found that those who had the companionship of a dog or cat experienced a calming of the "stress response" that can contribute to high blood pressure. After learning the results of the study, many of the pet-less stockbrokers decided to invest in a pet of their own.

--double for bulldog owners!