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Health Benefits Pets

A Senior's Best Friend: Why Older Adults and Pets Go Together

Laura Dixon | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

Pet cats, dogs, birds and fish may be the smallest members of our households, but they claim a big place in our hearts. Our furry, feathered and scaly friends provide unconditional companionship, regardless of our current employment status, physical ability or age.

20 Percent Of Pet Owners Are Terrible People, Would Rather Give Up Cuddles Than Smartphones

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Most of us use our smartphones anywhere and everywhere. Walking down the street, in the bathroom, during sex and even at church, we find ourselves glu...

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.

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."