Benefits (and some surprising science) about owning a pet
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
Updated 0236 GMT (1036 HKT) February 21, 2020
Photos:How pets improve our health
Pets bring joy to our lives (yes, dog lovers -- even cats). Need more proof than the gleeful smile on this child's face? A study from Indiana University found simply watching cat videos boosted energy and healthy positive emotions and decreased negative feelings.