Pets

Helping Your Pet to Live a Long, Healthy Life

…know many of you are devoted pet owners as well. Whether canine or feline, our four-legged friends teach us so much about unconditional love. Medical research continues to endorse the healing benefits of our animal companions. Specifically, research has shown that pets can significantly increase longevity…

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Pets Help Heart Attack Survivors

…“research demonstrating how simply petting a dog can have positive physiological responses, not only for the dog, but also for the person doing the petting. For more than two decades, scores of anecdotal reports and studies have shown the health benefits associated with pet ownership. One study showed a significant…

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Rainbow Bridge for Pets

…the story, but if you have ever loved and lost a pet, may it touch your heart this Valentine’s Day. Rainbow Bridge Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills…

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Grounding is Good for Pets, Too

…my own pets, I hadn’t considered the possibility of grounding being beneficial for pets as well, but it makes perfect sense! It seems logical that animals would crave Mother Earth’s energy to balance their own energy fields, just like us. Maybe I should tell Clint Ober to develop a pet grounding…

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Secondhand Smoke Hurts Your Pets

…still smoking. The handout is entitled “Secondhand Smoke and Your Pets,” written by Mardi Richmond and published by California-based Journeyworks Publishing. Even I was astounded at the message in the brochure. As a longtime pet owner, I just hadn’t given much thought to what second hand smoke…

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Walking Club Check-In: Who's Your Walking Buddy?

…a big advocate of having a pet, any type of pet. Not only is having a pet an enjoyable addition to your life, pets bring big health benefits, too. What he's said is that medical research has shown, for example, that survivors of heart attacks who come home to loving pets have a 400 percent increase…

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Pets for Heart Health

…. The health benefits of pets also allow people to be alone without being lonely. Over the years, my own pets for health have been dogs, which have brought me great joy over the years. If, like me, you're partial to dogs, here are some guidelines to help you choose this pet for health: 1. Search for…

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Pets and Your Heart

…survival rate of people who suffer a heart attack has been found to be five times greater among those who leave the hospital and go home to a loving pet than those who go home to an empty house or a judgmental spouse! There’s no doubt about it, our animal friends can literally open our hearts. They…

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Weed Killer and Pet Death

…sprayed the grass and plantings that day a with weed killer, one that wasn't pet friendly. Had she known it was coming, she could have closed that window. But she didn’t, and sadly the next day, her dog had died. Yes, pets can strengthen our hearts and enrich and lengthen our lives, but they depend…

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Good Pet Health Begins with a Heart Healthy Diet

pets, too. Also, don’t ever forget the power of love: the most important part of your relationship with your pet, and yourself! Now, it’s your turn: What special things have you done for your pet’s health? You May Also Be Interested In * Your Pet Can Lengthen Your Life * Weed Killer and Pet Health

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A Hidden Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

…to visit with your neighbors, volunteering in your community, or taking a class in something you enjoy. * Consider getting a pet. Pets give us unconditional love, and petting an animal actually has a real physical effect on our bodies reducing stress and improving our cardiovascular health. Now it's…

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A Stressful Job Can Up Your Heart Attack Risk by 23%!

…in perspective—focusing on the things you can control and letting go of those you can’t. Also, be sure to make time for your family, friends, pets, and hobbies outside of work to keep you balanced and centered. * Make time in your work day for a brisk walk. Just 20 minutes of walking, whether it’s…

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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…time-consuming. You can’t always please everybody. Moreover, no one will respect you unless you respect yourself and your personal time. * Get a Pet: Research confirms what you’ve probably known all along: Animals—especially those with which you’ve had a long-term relationship—can be good…

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One Thing Your Cardiologist Will Probably Never Tell You

…you. Call up an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. Get in touch with family members. Take your dog for a long walk. If you don’t have a pet, consider getting one—living with an animal is a great way to open your heart to love. * Ask someone close to you what they like. By caring about someone…

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Could Optimism Fight Cancer: Why Not?

…to me as the “Master of the Reframe.” When something happens that seems like a negative at first, I look for the silver lining. Roger’s latest PET scan was their first good news. Not only has the cancer not spread, there is much less than five months ago! There is always hope in a prayer as well…

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Walking Club Check-In: Why Do You Like to Walk?

…It's an activity you can any day of the week, even when you're on vacation. 7. You can walk by yourself, or with a friend. You can even bring your pet along. 6. You can always walk, even in the rain--in fact sometimes it's cooler that way. You can't do that on a tennis court or golf course. 5. It's…

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Heartbreak’s Emotional Stress Can Affect You Physically

…Call up an old friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, get in touch with family members or take your dog for a long walk. If you don’t have a pet, consider getting one—living with an animal is a great way to open your heart to love and diminish emotional stress. * Ask someone close to you what…

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