Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends, and spouses

The truth about cats and dogs

Hakase from Nichijou
Ph.D. Karen Allen, researcher from the
State University of New York at Buffalo,
realized a study using psychiatry methods
and revealed that amidst pet owners, the
lowest reactivity and quickest recovery
was observed on pet-present conditions.

Cardiovascular reactivity was examined
among 240 married couples and concluded
that, relative to people without pets,
people with pets had significantly lower
heart rate and blood pressure levels.