The results of two new scientific studies have demonstrated that dog ownership can help humans live longer, healthier lives. In fact, the data suggest that having a dog can lower your risk of death from heart attack and stroke. From companionship, to responsibility, to exercise from walking and playing with a dog, researchers say there are many benefits to health from dog ownership.
A new study reveals that the companionship of a pet after the loss of a spouse can help reduce feelings of depression and loneliness in older adults.
The results of a new study suggest owning and caring for a dog helps to maintain heart health.
New study confirms that animal shelter workers and veterinarians are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, burnout and even suicide.
A pregnant woman has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines for being abusive following pre-approved permission to bring her emotional support dog aboard the airline.
There is now another reason to strengthen the human-animal bond: A new scientific study has demonstrated that in addition to potential psychological benefits, petting dogs and cats also has stress-relieving physiological benefits. The study results demonstrated that just 10 minutes of interacting with cats and dogs can produce a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone.
A new study has demonstrated that dogs mirror their owner’s stress levels.
Pets and Moving…and Relocation Stress video
Explores the unique problems–and solutions–of the effects of relocation stress and moving with pets (including problems securing pet-friendly housing). A “must see” for anyone who is planning to move and has companion animal family members.
According to the research, here are eight ways your companion animal improves your mental and physical health…
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