Pets can have a positive effect on our emotional well-being by making us more conscientious, more social, improving our self-esteem and relationship styles. Here is an infographic that explores this issue in more detail. It looks at how animals are good for us, today’s most popular pets, how pets can help us heal and even pets of the future.

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Why Pets Make Us Happier

Via Happify