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Pets and the Elderly Make A Winning Team

Pets and the Elderly Make A Winning Team

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Dogs provide great benefits for seniors.  Here are some ways in which pets provide health benefits to the elderly: Reduce blood pressure Reduce cholesterol levels Enhance social activities.  (Grandpa can go to the dog park and pick up some cute Grandma!) Ease the pain when a loved one dies Provide affection and unconditional love Encourage […]

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  March 18, 2012   No comments

Dogs: They Do A Body Good

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There has been a lot written about the benefits of pet ownership, and according to a study released last week, dog owners who take their pets for regular walks reap positive physical benefits. The study, conducted by researchers at Michigan State University tracked exercise habits of 5900, 2170 of them dog owners.  The study revealed […]

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  March 17, 2011   No comments

Dogs: They Make Us More Human

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I found this article by Linda Valdez on the azcentral.com site and thought it was great.  I edited it a bit but  the gist is still intact.  Enjoy! Humans spend plenty of money on their dogs. The American Pet Products Association estimates that pet owners in the United States spent $47.7 billion on their pets […]

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  January 3, 2011   No comments
Kick Back and Relax with your Pet

Kick Back and Relax with your Pet

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For those of us that own pets, we know how much our furry friends add to our lives, but did you know studies have been conducted that show pets keep us mentally and physically healthier?  Here are some examples of the benefits of pet ownership: Blood pressure A study in Australia of 5,741 people showed […]

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  November 9, 2010   No comments