The perks of pet ownership for retirees

Owning a pet can offer companionship, but researchers are saying pets offer more perks, including better physical and emotional health for aging generations.

About 68 percent of U.S. households have a pet, according to a recent survey from the American Pet Products Association. The pets can be an essential part of the family — especially for aging pet owners, says Alan Beck, director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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