The Health Benefits are Real

Pets are more than just cute and cuddly – new research
shows they’re actually making us healthier.

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  • Heart Attack Survival

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Doctor Approved

  • Symptoms of Depression

What is The Pet Effect?

There’s something mysterious between us and our pets. It’s more than love and loyalty—every year, scientists learn more about the effect pets have on our own physiology. From slowing down our heart rates to preventing heart disease, allergies and depression, The Pet Effect is real.1

Who are we?

We are scientists, researchers, veterinarians and pet people who believe that The Pet Effect is more than just a cool topic to bring up at parties. This is important scientific information that affects everybody. And people of influence are using these discoveries to make decisions—from doctors who are recommending pets to their patients, to policy makers who are working to loosen restrictions on where pets can be with their people. The knowledge that's being uncovered is improving the health and well-being of our communities.

How can you help?

We've given you the knowledge and data, now share it with the world. The important conversations that will follow (and they always do) will go a long way in changing perceptions and policies about pets.

Veterinarians and Pet professionals: Learn how The Pet Effect can improve your practice

1thepeteffect.org/the-science

Side effects may include

    Benefits of dog may include

    • LowerED blood pressure
    • DECREASED risk of heart disease
    • allergY PREVENTION in children
    • ReduceD stress levelS
    • decreaseD anxiety and depressioN
    • StrengthenED immune system
    • INCREASED SOCIAL INTERACTION

    Active Ingredients

    The Pet Effect

    Warnings

    Do not use:

    • If you don’t have a pulse
    • If you have a problem with love And affection

    When using a dog

    • Stock up on toys and treats
    • Speak in silly DOG voices

    FIND THE DOSAGE THAT’s RIGHT FOR YOU

    Ask your veterinarian about dog

    Like dog? Try cat.

    Side effects may include

      Benefits of cat may include

      • ReduceD risk of heart attack
      • RelieveD depression
      • aCCELERATED heart attack recovery
      • LowerED blood pressure
      • LessenED risk of allergies and eczema in children
      • ReduceD stress levels

      Active Ingredients

      The Pet Effect

      Directions

      • Adults and Children: take 1 CAT daily
      • If symptoms persist, increase dosage

      When using cat

      • Come up with nicknames like Cat Benatar
      • Lay on the floor for increased effect

      Ask your veterinarian about cat

      Like cat? Try dog.

      #DogSideEffects

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