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.