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Health Benefits of Pets

Thank You from a Gay Guy

Domenick Scudera | Posted 06.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This week has been rough for those of us in the LGBTQ community. First, the horrific murders in Orlando hit like a ton of bricks on Sunday morning. ...

You Are Who Your Pet Thinks You Are

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Your pet loves you unconditionally -- but do you offer yourself the same courtesy? Our furry friends bring us a lot of joy (and even some health be...

These People Got To Spend A Day With Some Animals, And It Was Pure Bliss

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Good News

Photographs and videos captured during PetSmart's Inspiration Waggin' tour prove just how powerful and beautiful a simple snuggle from a furry friend ...

WATCH: Want To Live Longer? Get A Dog

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The best parts of having a dog are obvious -- quality snuggling, great belly rub sessions and tons of precious photos to post on Instagram. But re...

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.

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?

PHOTOS: De-Stressing Inspiration From Cats And Dogs

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

After a long, hard day on the job, there's nothing like a loving tail-wag or an empathetic purr to help you feel at peace. Pet owners will tell you...

Pets Make Us Better

Natasha Ashton | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

We've known it in our hearts for years, and scientific researchers are doing their part to put empirical evidence behind our gut feelings. But it's even more exciting than that. Science connecting pets, health and medicine in ways that are simply remarkable.

10 Health Benefits Of Pets

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Dogs and cats may not just provide your family with love and constant companionship -- they could also have a powerful effect on the health of childre...

The Healthy Perks Of Having A Pup

Posted 04.21.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Gross for YouBeauty Picture it: You come home from a long day to your dog bounding toward you with the unbridled excitement equivalent t...

Can Your Dog Make You Stop Snacking?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

I doubt if there will be a new category of service dog trained to appear and bark when it's owner, the dieter, is sneaking a snack. But would surveillance, by dog, human or a video camera, like the kind that catch you if you run a red light, inhibit the covert eater?

Man's Best Friend -- With Benefits

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.12.2011 | Healthy Living

It's well known that dogs are "man's best friend" -- and now we have science to prove it. The emotional benefits of pet ownership can be equal to t...