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‘Unconditional Love’: Having A Dog Can Help Your Heart


​It is great news for Coloradans who love canines. Every day is a dog day in Denver’s Washington Park.
 
“I don’t know how anyone could live without a puppy in their home,” said Barb Liedloff, who was walking her dog, Martina.
 
Dog lovers are rabid about their pets and with good reason.
 
“Dog ownership is associated with better health habits and thus, actually better health,” said Dr. Larry Allen, cardiologist at University of Colorado Hospital.
 
Dogs get people out and exercising. Dr. Allen runs and hikes with his two dogs.
 
CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh asked the cardiologist, “Is a dog your heart’s best friend?”
 
“Could be,” said Allen, “The research would suggest that’s possible.”