Owning a dog may not only enable you to have companionship and live a happier life but could also help you live longer.  According to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal "Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes" and a separate study as well dog ownership may be associated with a longer life and better cardiovascular health.

These studies build on research and analyses from earlier studies and conclusions reached in a 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Statement  entitled "Pet Owership and Cardiovascular Risk".  Data shows that dog ownership is associated with reduced cardiac and all-cause mortality.  Included in the studies is information provided by the American Heart Association media release that associates dog ownership with increased longevity and less feelings of isolation.

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Additional information and further details of the research is available by contacting the American Heart Association at:

1-800-AHA-USA-1.