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11 Million Ageing People in the UK Could Benefit from Owning a Pet

International Federation on Ageing and Bayer HealthCare release report highlighting awareness of how pets contribute to healthy ageing The first-of-its-kind international report investigates how dogs and cats may contribute to physical, mental and societal well-being, in an ageing global population. The health impact of pets on older people is explored in a new report published […]

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Pets Help Elderly Stay Active

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1999 “…the care-taking roll involved in pet ownership may provide older people with a sense of purpose and responsibility, and encourage them to be less apathetic and more active in day-to-day activities…elderly people who lacked strong social support (for example, friends and family) remained relatively healthy during life-crises compared […]

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