Super Senior Dogs. October 10, 2014 Edition: If you or a family member has been diagnosed with a pet allergy, carefully consider whether you can live with the symptoms before committing to dog ownership.
I agree. Help you lose weight Want to drop a few pounds? You may retire from your career or your children may move far away. We didn't let other working animals move into the house and sleep on our beds — why dogs?
A seeing eye dog, for example, must be able to tell when it is safe to cross the road, as well as being able to identify where exactly they are supposed to go. Pet owners are also proven to have: Dana McMahan. Dogs, and to a lesser degree cats, encourage playfulness, laughter, and exercise, which can help boost your immune system and increase your energy.
Knight's first dog was a 10-pounder named Jayde he took in when a friend went to a rehabilitation center and couldn't take her dog. Who will look after the dog?
Shop for Dog Beds. Touch and movement are two healthy ways to quickly manage stress. You don't want to get out of bed but if you have a dog sitting on top of you … it gives you that motivation and that responsibility.
Rescue groups try to find suitable homes for unwanted or abandoned dogs, many taken from shelters where they would otherwise have been euthanized. Do you have enough room for a large breed? This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor.
Companionship can help prevent illness and even add years to your life, while isolation and loneliness can trigger symptoms of depression.