Pets

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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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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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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Pet Health 101: How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Heart Issue

I know that pet health is top of mind for many of you. After my recent blog post about the danger of walking pets on chemically treated grass, several of you asked how you would know if your dog might have a heart issue. So, I thought it was time to dedicate a blog to “canine cardiology.” My friends…

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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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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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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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