Studies have already found that furry friends can make you happier and healthier, now a new poll of 2,051 Americans age 50-80 shows that pets can help you age gracefully too.

According to the 2019 University of Michigan National poll on Healthy Aging, 55% of Americans age 50-80 own at least one pet and that the majority of these older animal-owning individuals felt aging was easier, both physically and mentally, because of their pets.


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