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Live Longer; Get a Cat

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Do you want to live a longer and healthier life? According to a study by the Minnesota Stroke Institute, there is one easy thing you can do: get a cat.

People who look after cats are less likely to suffer heart attacks, the study found. Caring for and being in the company of an animal helps reduce stress.

Although the study only covered cat owners, it is believed that owning a dog has the same health benefits.

(Remember it is always best to get your pets from an animal shelter and not to buy them.)