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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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The Healing Power of Pets

“Many researchers are finding that the most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease – it’s loneliness. Love is the most important health tonic we have and pets are one of nature’s best sources of love.   Dogs and cats help everyone overcome the pain of loneliness by supplying companionship and […]

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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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Suleika with Oscar

A Cancer Patients Best Friend

I’m giddy these days since Oscar came into my life. Caring for a pet is a welcome distraction from the day-to-day reality of being a cancer patient. I’m not sure what it is about puppies, but holding Oscar instantly makes me feel better. I’ve had him for only 13 days, but my new favorite pastime […]

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