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Pets Health Benefits

12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Health

Danielle Hark | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

Somehow, my fur-baby can always gets me to smile, no matter how miserable or stressed I feel. I am not alone. It turns out that all pets, not just therapy pets, can help your mind, body, and spirit. Here are a dozen reasons why.

How Pets Help Mood, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Can pets help you overcome depression? Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist, says yes! When Dr. Saltz joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she spoke about how pet...

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.

Petless People: A Breed Apart?

Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Liebmann-Smith, Ph.D.

Given the demographic, health and personality differences, I can't help but conclude that people who have never had a pet -- and never will -- are indeed a breed apart. And I can't help feeling sorry for hardcore pet-free people.