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Can pets help you keep your New Year's resolutions?

In this March 15, 2019, photo Dr. Lindsey Bullen pets Benko, a golden retriever with weight issues, during a visit at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Cary, N.C. Bullen says she gets several questions a day from clients interested in fresh and homemade pet food. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Nearly 85 million families in the U.S. have pets according to the American Pet Products Association,

Professionals say those furry friends can actually be good for your health.

In fact, some pet advocates say a cat or dog can help you stick to those New Year’s resolutions too.

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