HEALTHY LIVING
07/14/2014 10:06 am ET Updated Jul 14, 2014

All The Reasons Why Pets Make Us Happier (INFOGRAPHIC)

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If you have a furry (or scaled, or feathered!) friend in your life, you know that pets have some serious mood-lifting powers. And turns out, there's science to back that up.

Happify, a website dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities and games, put together this infographic showing all the ways pets are good for our mental and emotional well-being. Take a look, and then go hug Fido!

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