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      Pets for depression and health

      Did you know that having a pet can lower your blood pressure and decrease your risk of a heart attack? Dr. Jen Klabunde with Northwood Animal Hospital in Grand Traverse County says having a dog or cat will also lower the chances of a child having asthma in a family.

      Plus, Dr. Klabunde says having a pet in the house can help improve someone's mental state including feelings of depression.

      To see the complete interview from 7&4 News Today, click on the video link above.

      If you would like to contact Dr. Klabunde directly you can check our Northwood Animal Hospital's website here.