May is National Pet Awareness Month

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May is National Pet Month, a time to highlight the benefits of pet ownership. Traditionally, improved quality of life–for both the pet and owner–has been the main benefit of introducing a pet into your home. However, new information indicates owning and caring for a pet may provide a wellness boost, too. Alexandra Gekas, in her article “10 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet,” writes how pet ownership may help to decrease depression, stress and anxiety as well as decrease your blood pressure. 10 Benefits of Pet Ownership