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7 SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF DOG OWNERSHIP

7 SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF DOG OWNERSHIP

You may not think so when you get a heart-stopping veterinarian bill or when all your dog does is laze on the couch and watch TV with you but dog ownership actually can provide a variety of health benefits. Anecdotal and scientific evidence have shown that dog owners tend to be healthier than the average person. Here are seven ways that living with a dog might keep you healthy. They can detect cancer  Scientific reports of dogs sniffing out cancerous growths go back at least two decades. According to a 1989 case study in The Lancet, a patient reported that...

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Can Dogs Love? A True Story

Can Dogs Love? A True Story

IF YOU WANT TO CAUSE A COMMOTION IN ANY PSYCHOLOGY department or any other place where animal and human behaviour is studied, all that you have to do is to claim that your dog loves you. Skeptics, critics, and even some ardent supporters will pour out into the halls to argue the pros and cons of that statement. Among the skeptics you will find the veterinarian Fred Metzger, of Pennsylvania State University, who claims that dogs probably don't feel love in the typical way humans do. Dogs make investments in human beings because it works for them. They have something...

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15 Signs That You Are Obsessed With Your Dog

15 Signs That You Are Obsessed With Your Dog

1. You talk to them when no one else is around: They totally empathize with your problems. 2. You have so many nicknames for them: My little baby ect.. 3. No dog can ever be as cute as yours: Step aside Boo. 4. You justify why they deny your affection: They must be tired. 5. Your refer to them as a member of your family:  6. Your pretty sure your dog is a person. 7. You stare at your dog while it sleeps because it's so cute. 8. People think you talk about them too much. 9. You let them...

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MY MOTHER'S HAND

MY MOTHER'S HAND

As I was writing one morning, I found myself wondering when my mother’s strong hands had become like my own.   Ever since I fell last autumn and injured my “writing” hand, I have felt a deep gratitude for my hands. The ability to grasp anything in reach.The realization to let go and create anew. My pen gave way to this poem about my mother’s hands and what they mean to me. I had the privilege of reading it to her on her birthday this past March. My Mother’s Hands Hands that hold our family together.Hands that express love and beauty.Hands that make...

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12 Tips for Caring for Newborn Puppies

12 Tips for Caring for Newborn Puppies

You never know when you may need the knowledge for care for newborn puppies. In one recent story, a dog whose puppies died before rescuers found her became the surrogate mother of a litter of puppies 1. Newborn pups should be kept in a whelping box for the first two weeks of their life A whelping box will keep the puppies warm and protected. Most pet stores sell whelping boxes but you can make one using a cardboard box. Pick out a used box that has enough room for the mom dog to lie down comfortably, while she’s feeding the...

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