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BBC: Dog-owners 'lead healthier lives'

If you want to live a healthier life get a dog, research suggests.

The companionship offered by many pets is thought to be good for you, but the benefits of owning a dog outstrip those of cat owners, the study says.

And, unlike with cats, you're not likely to have your personality altered by toxoplasma gondii parasites.

By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

2 comments

  1. But your kids could go blind if they come into too close contact with fido's little parcels...Haven't we done this one before in the long distant past?

    Just done the CMT management course, working with cats & dogs (ie. human personality traits, based on cat & dog behavior)

    Cats become powerful & dogs remain plebs!

  2. What's one or two blind children compared to up to half the population infected by a parasite associated with manic depression, schizophrenia and delayed reaction-times?

    Sounds as if your CMT course was devised by a cat lover. Cats = selfish; dogs = faithful (in the non-religious sense of the word).

    Owls are supposed to have a thing about pussy cats, if memory serves.

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