The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Spotlight: Pets & Health

Pets can be true companions and caretakers when living with RA. There's nothing better than getting snuggles from your pet in the midst of a flare or when in pain. There are actual health benefits to pet ownership, so this month we're sharing info on how pets can impact your health, things to consider when owning a pet, and even how you can care for your pet when you aren't feeling so great. If you #LoveYourPet, we've got something for you to check out.

Follow us on Twitter to talk about how your pet helps YOU. Use the hashtag #LoveYourPet and tweet us about how your pet helps you each day. Don't have a pet stay tuned, our daily articles may give some tips!

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