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Science Proves Positive Link Between Therapy Dogs And Hospital Patients

Most animal lovers agree that their pets have a positive impact on their lives. Scientific studies illustrate the emotional benefits pets bring to their owners. Pets literally trigger our happiness meter by releasing oxytocin, the chemical that stimulates our happiness receptors.Despite these findings, few conclusive studies examined the link between therapy dogs and hospital patients. [...]

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Benefits of Emotional Support Animals

Sufferers of mental, physical and emotional problems such as chronic depression, Tourette syndrome, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and a bevy of other disorders often feel isolated and alone. In such situations, emotional support animals (dogs), have been shown to be highly beneficial. The animals provide comfort and companionship. Even the elderly benefit greatly from sharing their [...]

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A Tragic Ending To The Story Of Veteran And His Beloved Military K-9

Wednesday was Veterans Day and we hope you took the time to thank those men and women who have so selflessly served our great country. In observance of Veterans Day, we always salute the men and women of our military and acknowledge the sacrifices they make on behalf of our Nation. A recent story of [...]

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A Service Dog In Afghanistan Becomes A War Veteran On The Big Screen

The subject of service dogs for war veterans is near and dear to us. That's why we were happy to see the release of a major motion picture expanding on this topic first hand. Warner Bros. and MGM released "Max" this summer, an action/adventure family film that focuses on an exceptional military dog embedded with [...]

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Why Miniature Horses Make Great Service Animals for the Blind

When you think about service animals that assist the blind, you probably think about dogs. Although dogs are very common -- and every effective -- service animals for people who are visually impaired, however, there is another popular option -- therapy horses.The idea of therapy horses might seem a little silly when you think about [...]

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The Benefits of Service Dogs for War Veterans

For many war veterans, reintegrating into society after they leave the military is the hardest part of their service. During the months and years spent overseas, they learned to disconnect emotionally, remaining on the alert all the time in case something as simple as a plastic bag in the middle of the road was really [...]

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Therapy Horses Come in All Sizes - Even Extra Small!

Many people are familiar with therapeutic horseback riding programs, or hippotherapy, and its beneficial effects for people facing challenges such as cerebral palsy. Another horse-based program, Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL), helps children with serious emotional and learning challenges. These programs generally use horses that are large enough to ride. But did you know that therapy [...]

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Service Dogs Soften, Support Life For Those With Autism

“Autism” is one of a series of disorders in humans – known as the “Autism Spectrum” - that affect how an individual experiences the world in which they live. Atypical neurological conditions within the Spectrum affect communications and interactions skills, and frequently, people with the disorder display odd behaviors or interests. Usually diagnosed before the [...]

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How Your Pet Can Become a Therapy Dog That Helps Hospital Patients

Hospitals can be depressing places for most people. Sometimes, even visitors can’t cheer up people facing serious illnesses or surgeries. On the other hand, there are often therapy animals that can be just the emotional medicine that a depressed patient needs. There’s nothing like a wagging tail to bring a smile to a sick person’s [...]

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Handle Options for Service Dog Vests

It's important to choose the right handle for the service dog vests you purchase from Petjoy. Your handle is the connection between you and your service dog, and you'll want something that's comfortable to hold onto for several hours at a time. We have two great options that give you comfort and stability:  Bridge Handle [...]

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