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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.
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.