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Study Says Dogs Are Good for Your Health: Do You Prefer Dogs or Cats?

Living 2012/06/25 20:00:00
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Are you a dog lover? Or do you prefer to cuddle with a kitty cat? If you picked pooches, we have good news for you: owning a dog may be good for your health.



In a study at University of California, San Francisco, researchers found that house dust from homes with dogs helped protect against a common cold strain, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV.) And now scientists are saying this could apply to kids, too, ABC News reports.

RSV can be severe and even fatal in premature and chronically ill infants, and it is associated with increased risk of developing asthma, ABC reports. The new study adds credence to the theory that exposure to animals early in life helps "train" the immune system, and prevent kids from getting asthma. Having a dog has also been linked to better cardiovascular health, reduced anxiety and loneliness and other health benefits. So ... do you prefer dogs? Or cats?
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  • konradwithak13 2014/02/12 15:31:57
  • XxJamberxX 2012/10/08 00:20:25
    Cats
    XxJamberxX
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  • Riley Hammond 2012/08/29 15:26:24
  • Transquesta 2012/08/17 03:40:55
    Dogs
    Transquesta
    +1
    Dogs. Definitely. They taste better barbecued. :->
  • AskZilla 2012/08/17 03:34:52
    Cats
    AskZilla
    Cats definitely. Dogs are just whores when it comes to emotions. Plus, I don't like their constant barking and high maintenance nature. Cats never get stinky or dirty like dogs do. Dogs always want attention.
  • TURTLE 2012/07/10 22:43:49
    Dogs
    TURTLE
    1. cats are so lazy
    2. they dont do anything for you like bark if there is an intruder all the sat will do is seat there and stare
    3. cats woudnt want to go outside and play with you

    bottom line... dogs are so loving and will make a person who doesnt like dogs loveeeeeee DOGS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • kayla TURTLE 2012/09/27 21:02:57
    kayla
    +2
    I have a cat that is just like a dog it rolls over it goes out side and it loves to play fetch/catch GO CATS!!!!!
  • TURTLE kayla 2012/09/29 19:12:09
    TURTLE
    are you sure its not an undercover dog .lol!
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/07/08 17:24:39
    Cats
    Just MEH....Piwan
    +1
    BOTH are good for your health. i prefer cats, but dogs are just fine too. FACT, good pets like dogs and cats reduce the streess in outr lives!
  • Rimvydas_M 2012/07/08 11:05:28
    Cats
    Rimvydas_M
    i'm cat person
  • Q 2012/07/08 05:42:40
    Dogs
    Q
    Cats are fine but I prefer dogs myself.
    brindle collies
  • BlytheSpirit~bn0 2012/07/08 04:10:09
    Dogs
    BlytheSpirit~bn0
    I really like both, but I MUST have a dog. Loving my new little guy..... red min pin
  • handeman 2012/07/08 02:32:15
    Dogs
    handeman
    +1
    Dog's have family, cats have staff.
  • NarcolepticGoat 2012/07/08 00:24:57
    Dogs
    NarcolepticGoat
    +1
    large dogs, medium dogs, small dogs, teacup dogs

    all dogs
  • SA 2012/07/07 23:59:58
    Dogs
    SA
    I'm allergic to cats
    sneeze
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/07/07 23:55:43
    Cats
    Jack's Pearl
    I love cats, but I love dogs just as much. We just can't have a dog right now.
  • Catch224u 2012/07/07 23:21:40
    Dogs
    Catch224u
    +1
    Cats have an attitude.
  • Willy 2012/07/07 23:18:56
    Cats
    Willy
    +1
    Cats are the greatest invention ever. Here's my little Angel.

    cat castiel belleville humane society
  • Tonka Willy 2012/07/09 01:03:14
    Tonka
    +1
    She is BEAUTIFUL!
  • kayla Willy 2012/09/27 21:04:31
    kayla
    +4
    So cute I have 5 cats and I love them all to peices
  • Spyrit Wulf 2012/07/07 21:02:18
    Dogs
    Spyrit Wulf
    +1
    i have five of them and love them all. Besides they are good for health. you cant take a cat on a long walk really and they don't get you up and monving like a dog does.
  • Tonka Spyrit ... 2012/07/09 01:07:47
    Tonka
    I beg your pardon, I trained cats on leashes, and we went for long walks and they could run too. I had 3 acres and my neighbor had 3 and allowed me on their property. People don't realize how smart cats are.
  • TURTLE Tonka 2012/07/10 22:45:59
    TURTLE
    IT PROBABLY DIDNT ENJOY IT
  • Tonka TURTLE 2012/07/23 00:34:00
    Tonka
    He enjoyed every minute of it, as did all my trained cats. When we came back from our walks, they were very contented. I doubt you gave your animals the same attention.
  • TURTLE Tonka 2012/07/27 15:18:03
    TURTLE
    im sorry didnt mean to afend you and by the way my 7 month puppy died
  • Tonka TURTLE 2012/07/30 02:11:17
    Tonka
    I am so sorry of the loss of your puppy. Please accept my sympathy
  • TURTLE Tonka 2012/07/31 18:44:42
    TURTLE
    its ok
  • kayla Tonka 2012/09/27 21:06:09
    kayla
    +2
    My cat is just like a dog it rolls over and plays dead and also plays fetch CATS ARE AWESOME
  • Tonka kayla 2012/10/07 20:36:49
    Tonka
    People don't take the time to realize how smart they really are. Thanks for the comment.
  • Spyrit ... Tonka 2013/05/21 00:49:19
    Spyrit Wulf
    when i wrote that i really didn't thik it was possible but now i have trained my cat to walk on a leash :). i'm still working on distance but we go out and walk around our two acre property every day. You are right, cats are extremely smart. Although i still love my dogs too:)
  • BPF53 2012/07/04 05:06:33
    Dogs
    BPF53
    +1
    Love Dogs...at least they can pull you out of your house if there was a fire, guard you and the family, fetch a ball and are more of a friend.
  • Lolita666 2012/07/03 02:15:00
    Dogs
    Lolita666
    +1
    I love both dogs and cats but I would definitely choose dogs. Man's best friend.
  • Angie 2012/07/02 17:19:26
    Cats
    Angie
    I love all animals, including reptiles. But cats are my favorite. They require little attention, but make wonderful companions. Especially if there is no litter-box in the house, their smell is much more agreeable than dogs. They clean themselves, don't bark, and they do a great job of keeping the mice away. I love my dog, too. But I prefer to cuddle with my cats.
  • Ayami 2012/06/29 22:53:07
    Dogs
    Ayami
    Dogs are awesome. Enough said.
  • NakedRei 2012/06/29 16:25:08
    Dogs
    NakedRei
    I picked this one only because I had to click on something. I have both dogs and cats and love them equally.
  • P. Sturm 2012/06/28 23:41:04
    Dogs
    P. Sturm
    I'm just get along with canids better.
  • Upward Bound Precalc Tutor 2012/06/28 16:59:11
    Dogs
    Upward Bound Precalc Tutor
    +1
    I used to think I hate cats. However, I will pet one if it walks up and stops rubbing its fur on your leg long enough to allow you. But dogs, especially large pretty and intelligent ones like Labradors, Great Danes, Dobermans, Goldendoodles , and Shephards are magnificient and they love you unconditionally if they are balanced and in great health.
  • sety7 2012/06/28 16:55:10
    Dogs
    sety7
    I like to play fight with the dog and run around.
  • Tonka sety7 2012/07/03 19:02:08
    Tonka
    I had cats that played hide and seek. When one of them wanted to play, he would jump on the table and pretend to knock a pepper or salt shaker off. I would tell him to stop, but he wouldn't until I got up from my chair and pretended to chase him.
  • sety7 Tonka 2012/07/03 21:10:40
    sety7
    lol funny
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