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Health Benefits of Pets

Health Benefits of Pets

If you have ever owned a pet and sadly experienced the loss of that pet, you can relate to how close a pet can become to you. When someone says that a pet is part of his or her family, this is true. A pet brings so much to our lives and the lives of our family, yet we can sometimes overlook just how much. While a pet brings unconditional love to us, there are many other real and tangible…

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The Benefits of Giving Back to Pet Charities

The Benefits of Giving Back to Pet Charities

We all know the benefits of giving to charity, whether it is by check or by our presence at a volunteer event. However, did you know that there are so many hidden benefits to giving back to pet charities? We do not always see how our dollars or our time can affect the lives of others; however, helping out with pets is a sure-fire way to help others and gain some benefits for you as well. Helping Pets There are…

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Animal Assisted Therapy and Pet Facilitated Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy and Pet Facilitated Therapy

Animals used for therapy is certainly not a new idea. For years, it was thought that animals offered therapeutic, emotional, psychological, and physical benefits to a patient. Today, we know that these animals are useful in all these ways and many more. Animal-assisted therapy is a program wherein the presence of an animal is part of the whole process of treatment. An individual trained in health care will often oversee the whole process. Emotional Benefits Studies have shown that owning…

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