If you’re over the age of 65, then there’s a very good change that you both had a pet at sometime in your life, and that you don’t have one now. It’s time to change that. Not only are pets nice (come on, you remember how much you loved your dog or cat, don’t you?), but there’s a growing body of research that indicates pet ownership, particularly among the elderly, has positive effects — and they’re not just psychological; physiological benefits also occur. Everyday Health goes into this in greater depth including providing some tips on making the right choices in pet ownership.