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Five Ways Pets Improve Your Health

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Pets do so much for our mental and physical health. If you know someone who’s considering adopting a canine or feline companion, be sure to pass this information along! Five ways pets improve your health: 1.) Improved mood: It’s been proven that animals lower cortisol levels (a hormone that causes stress) and increase serotonin levels (a chemical associated with well-being). The combination of these two things is a recipe for a happier you. 2.) A healthier heart: Simply petting a […]

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Teaching Kids about Kindness Toward Animals

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It’s never too early to start learning about kindness and compassion for others, including animals. Be sure to pass along these tips to anyone with kids! 1.) Emphasize safety first: Animals make wonderful companions, but under the wrong circumstances, the combination of kids and pets can take a dangerous turn. Children should know that pets sometimes need their space (like when they’re eating or sleeping). It’s also important for children to be taught how to properly (and gently) handle their […]

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