Stroking Pets Can Cut Painkiller Use After Surgery

Stroking Pets Can Cut Painkiller Use After Surgery

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Stroking a pet can help patients cut their amount of painkillers in half, according to a new study.

The research found that patients who had undergone hip or knee replacement operations needed less painkillers if they used pet therapy.

It is well known that animal owners are generally healthier than non-pet owners because they can help reduce stress and encourage exercise.

(Continue reading at UK Telegraph) 

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