Science Time discusses benefits of owning pets

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library has been celebrating all week with its programs. So it only made sense for library clerk Heather Heilman to dedicate Wednesday’s Science Time program to the topic, as well.

Heilman said, “We are helping celebrate and encouraging celebrating Adopt a Dog Month, and so I thought I would talk about the science of why having a pet is good for you.”

She led the discussion by saying that having any pet is beneficial (though she did emphasize dogs, in particular) in many different ways, starting with fitness. Walking one’s pets and playing with them outdoors helps to keep one active.

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