Skip to comments.Having A Pet Can Improve Your Health
Posted on 01/25/2014 10:37:59 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
Over the past 30 years, dozens of articles have appeared in the scientific literature attesting to the health benefits of pet ownership. One oft-cited review from 1999, written by two nurses from University Hospital in Cardiff, Wales, is entitled An exploration of the potential benefits of pet-facilitated therapy. Authors Sarah Brodie and Francis Biley provide a historical perspective on the subject, invoking Florence Nightingale, among others.
And when we say historical, we mean it. Humans have had pets for a long, long time. According to Thomas Canby, in his 1979 National Geographic article entitled The Search for the First Americans, dogs may have been domesticated by American Indians more than 30,000 years ago.
As to specific health-related human animal interactions
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I hope this encourages more young parents to have dogs in the house. Builds the immunity which is so important for infants.
I went to my niece’s house for a Christmas party. Her big orange cat jumped up beside me on the couch.
“If I was bigger, I would kill you and eat you” he said to me.
“Fat chance you’ll be getting any kitty num-nums from me after trash talk like that”, I replied.
He left and I felt better.
Having A Pet Can Improve Your Health
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Plus, if you croak with a couple of Pugs in the house, your family might not need to come up with burial expenses.
True....until the police kill it.
- Jumpy the dog : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I_QzPLEjM4
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