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Dogs' Emotions Decoded By Humans With Help Of Familiar Sound Cues, Study ... - Huffington Post

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Therapy Animals Provide A Different Kind Of Medicine - MyFox Philadelphia

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Therapy Animals Provide A Different Kind Of Medicine
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SALT LAKE CITY –Four-legged animals are helping to provide children and adults who are sick with a different kind of medicine.
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Human-dog bond can aid health - Toledo Blade

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Jane Miller, an Oberlin, Ohio, resident who is the author of Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power To Transform Lives, will hold two free seminars.
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Your Dog May Be Smarter Than You Think - WBFS

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Your Dog May Be Smarter Than You Think
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Can a dog empathize with human emotion? According to researchers, they are one of the few species that can express empathy, and thanks to Dr.
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Service Dog Trainer: Dogs Provide 'Comfort, Peace, Empathy' - KMBZ

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Service Dog Trainer: Dogs Provide 'Comfort, Peace, Empathy'.
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Tiny, insect-eating animal becomes earliest known primate - The Guardian

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A tiny, insect-eating animal with slender limbs, a long tail and weighing in at no more than 30 grams, has become the earliest known primate in the fossil record.
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Prehistoric Dog Lovers Liked Seafood, Jewelry, Spirituality - Discovery News

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Prehistoric Dog Lovers Liked Seafood, Jewelry, Spirituality
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A pointer named “Major” was identified this week as the first known example of a modern dog.
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What We Can Teach to (and Learn From) Kids and Dogs - Huffington Post

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What We Can Teach to (and Learn From) Kids and Dogs Huffington Post If you have kids and pets at the same time, then you know that children -- especially toddlers - are naturally drawn to animals, particularly dogs, and that calm, balanced dogs...
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12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Health

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Somehow, my fur-baby can always gets me to smile, no matter how miserable or stressed I feel. I am not alone. It turns out that all pets, not just therapy pets, can help your mind, body, and spirit. Here are a dozen reasons why.
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Dogs, Cats May Be Heart Healthy, AHA Says

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People who own dogs or cats may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease,.

 

Top Ten Things To Know Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk
1. This AHA Scientific Statement critically assesses studies regarding the influence of pet ownership on the presence and reduction of CVD risk factors as a novel strategy in reducing the risk of CVD.
2. Pet ownership, particularly of dogs, is probably associated with decreased CVD risk (LOE B), and may have a causal role in reducing CVD risk (LOE B). Further investigation is needed to establish a causal relationship.
3. While pet ownership may be reasonable for the reduction in CVD risk (Class IIb, LOE B), pet adoption, rescue, or purchase should not be done for the primary purpose of reducing CVD risk (Class III, LOE C).
4. An association between pet ownership and lower blood pressure has been found in some, but not all, studies.
5. Of all pets, dogs seem most likely to positively influence physical activity, especially with owners who regularly walk their dogs.
6. Pets also play an important role in providing social support, which is one of the most significant predictors of adherence to behavior change over time.
7. Companion animals may strengthen engagement in a weight loss program.
8. A positive relationship between pet ownership and autonomic function or cardiovascular reactivity to stress has been reported in most published studies. People with pets tend to have lower baseline heart rates, lower blood pressures, and significantly reduced increases in heart rate and blood pressure in response to stress. Recovery time from a stressful event is also markedly improved.
9. Further investigation is warranted regarding the influence of pet ownership on reducing CVD risk, including those on risk factor modification, primary prevention, and use of pet acquisition as a part of a strategy for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
10. Minimal data are available to make an association between hyperlipidemia and pet ownership, as well as survival in people without established cardiovascular disease and pet ownership.

 

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Levine GN, et al; on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing. Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013:


http://circ.ahajournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1161/CIR.0b013e31829201e1


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DISCLOSURE - I'm a dog lover.  I have given patient's prescriptions to get a dog and walk the dog twice daily.  I've also told patients to walk the dog every day whether they have a dog or not.

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Dog Heroes Help People With Dementia Live Better Lives - Paw Nation

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Trained by only a handful of organizations, dementia service dogs are capable of providing both functional and emotional support for their cognitively impaired handlers.
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Pet Depression Therapy - How Pets Can Affect Your Mood And Health

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One of the ways to help your depression is through pet depression therapy. A pet such as a dog, cat, rabbit or fish can provide many therapeutic benefits and he(...)

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Dog's bond with owner similar to a child's need for a parent - Mother Nature Network

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Mother Nature Network Dog's bond with owner similar to a child's need for a parent Mother Nature Network Researchers from the Vetmeduni's Messerli Research Institute studied the bond between humans and dogs by testing the animals' confidence levels...
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Are Male Dogs More Aggressive Than Females? | Psychology Today

Sex differences in canine aggression are more complicated than you might think. By Stanley Coren, Ph.D., F.R.S.C....

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Therapy Dog's Retirement Honored in Indiana High School Yearbook - ABC News

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A beloved comfort dog retiring from his duties at an Indiana high school can now count himself among the members of the school's 2013 graduating class.
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Homeless and abused children benefit from animal-assisted therapy

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There were almost 32,000 substantiated cases of severe abuse, neglect and violence in Australia last year with some children dying as a result.

 

Researchers at the Monash Injury Research Institute (MIRI) have recently completed a pilot study that used animals, such as guinea pigs and rabbits, as therapists to teach children who have experienced domestic violence situations empathy and coping skills. WAYSS, a registered not-for-profit community based agency in Southern Metropolitan Melbourne region provides family violence and homelessness support services and transitional housing for women and children. Since 2005, they have been providing the Animal Assisted Therapy group run by Empathy Educations & Training (EE&T).

 

Empathy Education & Training 
http://www.capra.monash.org/assets/files/little-longer-to-get-angry-now.pdf


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12 Photos of Therapy Dogs Providing Comfort After Tragedies

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Dogs rule.

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Articles and Papers - Scientific Papers - Unexplained Powers of Animals - A Dog That Seems To Know When His Owner is Coming Home: Videotaped Experiments and Observations

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Dog And Human Genomes Evolved Together - National Geographic News - National Geographic

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The bond between dogs and humans is ancient and enduring.
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