Are you a dog lover? Your care and compassion for pets especially dogs can help you stay away from heart diseases. Dog owners have a low risk of developing cardiovascular diseases that further enables them to reduce the risk of mortality a new research confirmed. The study published in the journal Scientific Reports states that dog owners in general had a higher level of physical activity which could be counted as the one reason to prevent heart diseases. Other reasons might involve an increased well-being and social contacts or effects of the dog on the bacterial microbiome in the owner.