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Loss of a Beloved Pet Dog | Pet Medicine | Pet Health

What Would Losing a Pet Feel Like?

Dogs have shorter lives than humans. If you decide to get a pet, you will most likely go through the painful experience of losing a pet. Although dogs are different from people, losing a beloved pet can cause similar amount of pain and grief as when you lose a loved one. Pet loss can be especially painful when you’ve had the dog ever since it was a pup. The grief caused by the loss of a pet can also vary in magnitude. Some dogs can die a natural death, which would be a less traumatic loss than losing a pet in an accident or the sudden death of a pet due to a fast-killing disease....
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Dog Pets Beneficial for Child’s Health

Dog Pets Beneficial for Child’s Health | Dogs | Scoop.it
A research team from St George's University of London has claimed that having a dog pet could assist in reducing the risk of obesity in children.

"The more active lifestyles of children from dog-owning families [are] really interesting – is it that owning a dog makes you more active or that more active families choose to have a dog?" posted lead researcher Christopher Owen, Senior Lecturer in epidemiology.
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'My Dog Tulip' a marvelous animated look at person-pet bond - AnnArbor.com

'My Dog Tulip' a marvelous animated look at person-pet bond - AnnArbor.com | Dogs | Scoop.it
Ah, the bond between man and mutt. It's a relationship that's been poorly explored by Hollywood. Whether it's Benji, Air Bud, Lassie or Old Yeller, the artifice is too obvious, the need for melodramatics or comic antics too forced to capture the true joys and complexities of human-dog companionship. Plus there's simply no getting around the fact that real-world pooches make pretty bad actors.
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