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10/21/2014 10:00 am ET

10 Reasons To Get A Dog When You're Over 50

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If your nest is empty — by circumstance or by choice — think about getting a dog. Known for their devotion and happy dances, dogs can take a big bite out of isolation. Just hanging out with a furry friend, studies show, has a revitalizing effect. Here, 10 benefits of later-life dog ownership.

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