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Benefits of Pets

Dear Employers, Everyone Wants Dogs At Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Standard amenities at hip start-up companies -- like ping pong tables, free snacks and beer on tap -- all make for a fun work environment. But to real...

How To Walk Your Cat On A Leash, And Why You Should

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.25.2015 | HuffPost Home

Have you ever seen a cat being walked on a leash? It is one of the most perplexing but delightful sights. As it turns out, walking a cat on a ...

11 Reasons Your Crazy Cat Obsession Makes You Happier And Healthier

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Feline fans, rejoice: Your cat isn't just a cute and cuddly ball of fluff -- he's also incredibly good for your health. Even pet owners who prefer ...

National Pet Month: Celebrating the Benefits of Pets in Senior Living Communities

Amy Bryant | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Amy Bryant

May is National Pet Month, a celebration of the benefits and joy pets bring into people's lives across the United States. Countless studies have shown the benefits of having an animal companion are many, and that's especially true for seniors.

How A Pet May Help Your Kids Cope With Divorce

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.06.2013 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Divorce can be one of life's biggest traumas for children. At these times, pets can often be helpful to your children and the entire family.

Less Stress And 16 Other Reasons To Get A Pet

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We all know that techniques such as yoga and meditation can offer major health benefits by reducing stress. They're great. But did you know that the companionship of a dog can provide similar stress relief and other health benefits?

Adopt a Pet and Improve Your Health

Domenick Scudera | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Although I would like to believe that my dogs are miraculous, the fact is that any dog can have this effect on people. There is something calming and centering about connecting with an animal.

Pets May Help Kids With Autism Develop Very Important Life Skill (STUDY)

Posted 08.02.2012 | Parents

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 08/01/2012 05:07 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Getting a pet may help children with autism to develop their s...

The Healing Power Of Dogs

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

In 1982, a longtime friend gave me a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy as a birthday present. I told her, gently, that it was utterly inappropriate; my life was far too unsettled. She thrust the puppy in my arms, looked me in the eye, and said, "This will help to settle you."

5 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Life | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Allergy Fighters "The old thinking was that if your family had a pet, the children were more likely to become allergic to the pet. And if you came fr...