Pets are good for you - and scientists agree!The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation have recently done a one-of-a-kind study and revealed the opinions of family physicians on how your pet is helping your health.

1000 family doctors and general practitioners were surveyed through an online panel survey, revealing interactions with animals helped patients:

• 88% of patients had improvements in physical condition.
• 97% improved mentally.
• 98% had an improved mood/outlook.
• 76% interacted better with staff.

A whopping 97% believe there are health benefits to owning a pet and 74% would prescribed a pet to a patient!

“ Doctors and their patients really understand the human health benefits of pets, and they are putting that understanding into practice,” said HABRI Executive Director Steven Feldman. “The science shows that pets can help with a wide range of health conditions – from heart health to depression to PTSD.”

 For more information about the HABRI Foundation, please visit www.habri.org