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Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs

What if I could tell you a fun, simple and enjoyable way to do the following:

  • Lower your stress level

  • Become more active

  • Lower your blood pressure

  • Improve your social life

  • Keep depression away

Would you be interested? I think most people would be surprised to hear the answer – get a dog! Research shows that all the above are benefits of dog ownership plus others I didn’t mention.

Such as – pet owners over 65 have fewer doctor visits – they seek medical help about 30% less than people who don’t own a pet. That’s great news!

I own 3 small dogs (well, maybe they own me) and they are definitely my furry babies. They add humor, activity, love and enjoyment to my life. I truly look forward to getting home after work – where I sit most of the day – and getting out to walk them. I get in some steps, enjoy the natural light, and see what my neighbors are up to.

The other thing I like is that pet adoption is such a good thing for the animal. I have 2 strays and 1 rescue dog. My rescue dog is a mixed breed terrier and when I saw her it was love at first sight – on both sides! Daisy is now my little princess-diva dog and, along with her brothers, Bugs and Chewy, keeps me grounded and grateful.

Please DON’T adopt an animal if you’re not prepared to take good care of it. Dogs need a good size yard to run around in and they should be walked at least once a day. They are also pack animals so consider getting more than one and they’ll keep each other (and you) company.

Over the years I’ve written hundreds of “canine prescriptions” for clients. Think about it – wouldn’t you like a furry bundle of energy to be absolutely delighted when you get home? It could happen!

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