5 routes pets benefit your health

( CNN) February 20 is Love Your Pet Day! The benefits of having a pet extend well beyond companionship, and sometimes our furry friends don’t receive the credit that’s due.

Pets are a shoulder to shout on, an alarm clock, an exercise partner, and a true is part of the family. There is over 25 years’ worth of research that depicts living with pets offer a bounty of health benefits. These are just five 😛 TAGEND