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Benefits of Owning a Pet

How Saving A Pet Might Just Save Your Life Physical and Emotional Benefits of Owning Pets & Ways You Can Help Physical Health Oxytocin is the "bonding hormone" that is released in humans and On average, those who own a pet live 2 years longer dogs during mutual interactions than those who do not Oxytocin reduces blood pressures, increase tolerance to pain, and reduces anxiety Owning a cat can dramatically reduce a person's chance of dying from heart disease and stroke Dogs can learn to detect & warn owners of oncoming seizures before they happen Estimated 4.3 million animals enter into shelters each year. Mental Health Animals increase serotonin levels [the "feel-good" hormone) Prescription: A Pet Therapists have prescribed a pet as a way of dealing with and recovering from depression 15 to 30 minutes 67 of pet owners said their pets provide companionship and reduce loneliness with your pet will make you feel less anxious and stressed Ways You Can Help Can't Rescue? +Rescue a Pet TODAY - Volunteer at a shelter walking dogs or cleaning cages Donate to a shelter or help with fundraising - Cross post shelter pets on Facebook You can adopt at your local shelter or on websites such as petfinder.com Never buy a pet; due to pet overpopulation "Four million cats and dogs-about one every eight seconds- are put down in U.S. shelters each year." http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation/ Presented by CARLTON H OBBS LLC

Benefits of Owning a Pet

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Pets have been proven to not only have a positive influence on our physical well being, but our emotional one as well. Pets can be therapeutic and improve our mood with their companionship. They help ...

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