Studies prove that pets provide physical health benefits, offer stress relief and detect or predict health challenges. Some pets now are used prior to health tests like MRIs to reduce patient fear. How can that be? Pets help keep us emotionally healthy.
They keep us connected to the world and other pet lovers, and offer a purpose to get out of bed in the morning. People who wouldn't go to the store for themselves will make the effort to get dog food or kitty litter. My latest Huffington Post article explains three ways pets keep us emotionally healthy.
Thanks once again to Gina Misiroglu and the terrific folks at Red Room for putting me in touch with pet-lovers over at Huffington Post. Can you tell my tail is a-wagging?
Pets love us unconditionally and we love them back. Do you know all the ways your dog, for example, shows you love? Some of these 12 ways puppy love is shown may surprise you!
And if you're having fun with the fur-kids over the Labor Day weekend and head to the lake--or hang out at the pool--please take care. Even though pets instinctively know how to dog-paddle, they can get in trouble when they get tired or can't get out of a steep pool. Check out these tips including first-aid for doggy drowning.
My dog Magic prefers games of water-tag with the hose. Enjoy your weekend and pet your fur-kids for me!
Causes Amy Shojai Supports
Cat Writers Association, Winn Feline Foundation, AKC Canine Health Foundation, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)