'If we discovered a new vitamin that helped us live longer, prevent heart attacks, and cure depression, we would all want to take it. In fact, there is such a vitamin. It is called vitamin P. P stands for pets.
Pet ownership provides multiple health benefits.
And that is good news for Americans, because there are more pets in American households than kids—over 50 million dogs and 50 million cats.
We all know that techniques such as yoga and meditation can offer major health benefits by reducing stress. They’re great. But did you know that the companionship of a dog can provide similar stress relief and other health benefits?'