A Dog’s (Quality of) Life

Allison Fiete, MHC

man-and-dog_650x400_81462437247Therapy dogs have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. More and more studies are being done that show some of the benefits of spending time with animals, including ways in which they can decrease the symptoms of some mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. So why exactly does spending time with a pup make us feel ...

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Dog (and cat) Days

Science shows that pets can help people suffering from depression; but did you know that pets can get depressed too?

Ever since mankind began domesticating animals thousands of years ago, a special bond has existed between us and those animals we welcome into our homes, especially dogs and cats. According to the American Pet Products Association, 46.3 million American households own at least one dog, and 38.9 ...

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