Many of us view our pets as part of the family, with some even referring to them as their “fur baby” or “fur child”. This trend is likely to continue as more and more people add a pet to their household. Around 70% of U.S. households already report owning a pet, with dogs being the most popular, followed by cats, freshwater fish and birds.

As the saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend – referring to the long history of companionship among dogs and humans. While companionship may be one reason for adding a pet to your family, there are many health benefits of owning a pet!

To read about all of the health benefits humans gain because of their furry friends, read the full article at Apex Benefits.