Young-Williams: Pets can provide many health benefits

(Photo: Young-Williams Animal Center)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Young-Williams Animal Center is reminding pet owners that animals can provide many health benefits.

Pets can offer companionship, support and more. Families can talk 20-30 minute walks with their dogs to help boost immune function, cardiovascular health and reduce anxiety. Cat owners can play with the pets by using a laser pointer, remote-controlled toy or a ball for 5-15 minutes a day.

Many pets are available to be adopted at Young-Williams, including Bones. Bones is a 1-year-old male American Pit Bull/Hound.

For more information on Bones and other pets, visit Young-Williams’ website.

 

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