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Dogs are a commitment {Years, not Days} Dogs need exercise too you know! Check you can afford & care for a Dog first (before owning one)

A Dog
Mans Best Friend

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Dogs are also Good for:

Improved Cardiovascular Fitness Reduced Blood Pressure

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Maintain ing your weight

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Increased dopamine and endorphins associated with happiness Decreased levels of cortisol a stress hormone

We're Better than Medication


Fewer allergies and less wheezing and asthma in children exposed to pets during infancy.

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There is no p sychiatrist in the world like puppy licking a your face. - B en Williams


People with pets have more self-esteem and feel less lonely than people without pets.

? e t u c e 'r e w n o i t Did we men

Patients with Alzheimer's Disease showed increased calmness and improved social interactions when they received visits from Golden Retrievers.

Fewer doctor visits per year for elderly dog owners than non-owners.

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.
- Samuel Butler

Dogs can improve your mood

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I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.
~ Cesar Millan

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Dogs are miracles with paws.

- Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy


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BBC News Dog-owners lead healthier lives ( RSPA Australia ( National Pet Month ( Ontario Veterinary Medical Association ( Pets Are Wonderful Support ( Cesar Millan ( Flickr Photos:
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Studies & Research Cited:

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Friends With Benefits: On the Positive Consequences of Pet Ownership Allen, K.M., Blascovich, J. (2002). Cardiovascular reactivity and the presence of pets, friends and spouses: the truth about cats and dogs. Psychosomatic Medicine 64:727-739. Gern, J., Reasdon, C., Hoffjan, S., Li, Z., Rogberg, K., Neaville, W., Carlson-Dakes, K., Alder, K., Hamilton, R., Anderson, E.,Gilbertson White, S., Tisler, C., Dasilva, D., Anklam, K.,Mikus, L., Rosenthal, L., Ober, C., Gangon, R., Lemanske, R. (2004). Effects of dog ownership and genotype on immune development and atopy in infancy. J Clinical Immunology. 113(2):307-314. McCabe, B.W., Baun, M.M., Speich, D., Agrawal, S. (2002). Resident dog in alzheimer's special care unit. Western Journal of Nursing Research 24(6):684-69 Siegel, J.M. (1990). Stressful life events and use of physicians' services among the elderly: the moderating role of pet ownership. J Pers Soc Psychol 58:1081-1086 Flynn, C. (2000). Battered women and their animal companions: Symbolic interaction between human and nonhuman animals. Society & Animals, 8(2) 99-127. Odendaal, J. (2000). Animal-assisted therapy - magic or medicine? J Psychosomatic Research 49(4):275-280

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