Wellness Shot: Dog Owners May Live Longer

Earlier this morning I was talking about Zoë, the newest and four legged member of the San Francisco 49ers. Zoë is a french bulldog who is the teams emotional support dog. The team has found that having Zoë around is a perfect little mini getaway and studies show that playing with a dog or cat can elevate our levels of serotonin and dopamine. These are compounds in our bodies that calm and relax our system. Additionally, it's now shown dog owners may live longer and benefit from improved cardiovascular health.