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Pets May Help Cut Heart Disease Risk: American Heart Association
Reuters | May 9,2013 | Reuters

Posted on 05/09/2013 4:04:06 PM PDT by Biggirl

(Reuters) - Anyone wanting to live longer and cut their risk of suffering from heart disease might want to consider getting a pet.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animals; medical; pets; vanity

1 posted on 05/09/2013 4:04:06 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

I don’t know...Last time I thought I lost my dog I almost had a heart attack.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 4:05:22 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Biggirl

When do we get to marry our pets??


3 posted on 05/09/2013 4:07:42 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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4 posted on 05/09/2013 4:10:56 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Biggirl

Human friendship and family ties are #1. Pets are a close second.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 4:12:24 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Biggirl

Pets provide one of man’s greatest pleasures. Even a fish.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 4:13:08 PM PDT by Misterioso (It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: bunkerhill7

My cat deserves free vetrenary benefits like any othe loved one.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 4:13:37 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: I want the USA back

Human friendships can turn out to be WAAAAY more stressful.
I love my dog more than most humans!


8 posted on 05/09/2013 4:13:41 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Biggirl

My cat decides on a day to day basis if I’m allowed to stay.....so far, so good.


9 posted on 05/09/2013 4:23:47 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Biggirl
You posted this right about the time I was ready to throttle one of the catz. I may anyway, if she doesn't resume being aloof and leave me alone. My BP has to be up right now. ;)

/johnny

10 posted on 05/09/2013 4:24:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Misterioso
Pets provide one of man’s greatest pleasures. Even a fish.

Give a man a fish and he pets it for a day, give a man a cat and he posts videos of it on YouTube for life.

11 posted on 05/09/2013 4:24:36 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: Biggirl
It has been a long established empirical fact that pets like dogs and cats lower blood pressure and ease stress. Unlike humans, pets offer true unconditional love.
12 posted on 05/09/2013 4:36:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Biggirl

Until the cat pees in your bed and the dog chews you new shoes.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 4:40:26 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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When you live alone as I do, having cats is truly a needed blessing in disguse.


14 posted on 05/09/2013 4:44:05 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: JPG
My cat decides on a day to day basis if I’m allowed to stay.....so far, so good.

I know what you mean. I have come to understand looks that mean "the service in this place is really going downhill" and "if I wanted to I could make life very difficult for you". But then there is the other side of the coin, when they are simply angels with fur. All kidding aside, I'd truly love to know what they are thinking sometimes.
15 posted on 05/09/2013 4:57:22 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: bunkerhill7

That’s coming soon. As the Obama liberals say, why shouldn’t we be able to marry whomever we please? If we have a very close relationship with our cat, why should we suffer discrimination and ridicule and live in the shadows? Why shouldn’t we get our picture on the cover on Cats Illustrated?


16 posted on 05/09/2013 5:03:12 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

animals have no hidden agendas. they are joy wrapped in fur. you just must be the alpha of all of them, though, thenyou will not have behavior issues.


17 posted on 05/09/2013 5:24:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Biggirl

They’ve never met MY dogs!


18 posted on 05/09/2013 5:57:52 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Biggirl

link?


19 posted on 05/09/2013 9:04:30 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/09/us-heart-pets-idUSBRE94810U20130509


20 posted on 05/09/2013 11:15:51 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Pets make us healthier and happier.

My cats and German Shepherd are living proof of it.

Pets save lives!


21 posted on 05/10/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: heye2monn

Or, for the not-so-uncommon circumstance of a dog or cat that thinks it’s human, species reassignment surgery.

Should any dog that identifies as human on a particular day be kept from attending school with your birth-human kids?


22 posted on 05/10/2013 6:51:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

You’re thinking outside the box. Just like a good liberal. :-)


23 posted on 05/12/2013 2:44:08 PM PDT by heye2monn
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