Category: Pets

More evidence that pets benefit mental health

Medical News Today

“Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood.

An extensive review that Medical News Today reported on included several testimonials from people living with mental health conditions who vouched for the emotional comfort and psychological benefits that their pets brought them.”

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How to make your pet happy and healthy (hint, just listen)

PHOTOGRAPH BY HANNELE LAHTI, NAT GEO IMAGE COLLECTION

“From chickens to iguanas to pit bulls, Gary Weitzman has seen it all.

In his more than two decades as a veterinarian, he has developed strategies for treating common ailments and behavioral problems in our animal companions, and has distilled his know-how in the new National Geographic book, Complete Guide To Pet Health, Behavior, And Happiness.”

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A Shelter’s Call For Old Chairs Goes Viral, And The Pets Couldn’t Be Happier

Knox County Humane Society

“Everyone loves a nice, comfy chair―and these dogs are no exception.

The Knox County Humane Society in Galesburg, Illinois, recently put out a call for used chairs.

‘The shelter pets absolutely love their chairs!’ the organization, a no-kill shelter, wrote on Facebook. “If anyone has any older chairs they no longer want, please think of the shelter pets!”

The public responded in a big way….”
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See pets dressed as superheroes

Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Southern California News Group

See pets dressed as superheroes
“If you’re heading down to Comic-Con International early, there’s one event you shouldn’t miss: PAWmicon.
The fifth annual event put on by the Helen Woodward Animal Center will take place earlier than usual this year from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 15 instead of coinciding with the mega convention.
The family-friendly event will include a pet costume contest, carnival games for pets and their humans alike, arts and crafts, snacks — including dog-friendly goodies — and more.”
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