Monday, December 30, 2013

Dogs are Good For You

The American Heart Association has declared that owning a pet might be a factor in preventing heart attacks. Of course, a randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trial would be required for definitive proof. I am not sure how that could possibly be done. But I am sure that a dog who shows gratitude and affection would be good for you. See Family Practice News, June 15, 2013, p. 9. Celebration of Health Association website

1 comment:

Dr.Jim Smith said...

Dr. C, not sure if you know it but I have 4 chihuahuas and I can totally understand this statement. Also, I haven't had a heart attack so it must be true. Have a Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Jim Smith, D.O.