The Natural Pet

Sylvester and Fido Want a Piece of the Eco-Revolution, Too

Over 50 percent of American households are also home to at least one cat or dog. And like little walking tranquilizers, these pets—better yet, companion animals—give us much in return for their bed and breakfast. Not only does their presence go a long way to dissolve our loneliness and raise our spirits, scientific tests have shown that caring for our furring friends may lower blood pressure and lengthen life expectancy.