Archive | June, 2014

Are Dogs Just Pets or Something More?

Published June 13, 2014

I can remember a dog being in our house from the time I was able to start remembering anything. Gypsy was the name of our little mutt dog and she had puppies when I was around four years old. I barely remember Gypsy, but I do remember her being there and the happiness she would bring to me in what could sometimes be an uncertain world. A dog that is growing up alongside a child will feel very protective of that little human, and will usually defend the child with their life. If the child is the only one in […]

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How Your Pet Can Make You A Better Human Being

Published June 12, 2014

The health benefits of having a pet are well documented; pets can lower blood pressure, ease depression, and help those who live alone to feel less lonely. But can a pet actually make an individual into a better human being? Having a pet (especially when growing up) can help a person to experience empathy towards another being. A child who has a pet will experience less separation anxiety when mom or dad has to leave the area. Having a family pet can also teach a child compassion, responsibility, and a child can learn perseverance when teaching their pet a new […]

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