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Pets Improve Overall Health of Their Lovers

Pets Improve Overall Health of Their Lovers

Pets make wonderful companions. Not only do they provide unconditional love, they teach compassion and understanding. Pets are great company for young and old alike. In addition to bringing untold joy and pleasure to our lives, pets offer a wealth of benefits for health and well being. These benefits include improvement in the physical, mental and emotional health of pet…

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New Study Shows Older Adults More Likely to Suffer Fractures While Walking Their Dog

New Study Shows Older Adults More Likely to Suffer Fractures While Walking Their Dog

A new study by the University of Pennsylvania has found walking a dog with a leash increases the risk of injury in older adults. Between 2004 and 2017, bone fractures occurring while walking a leashed dog doubled for US residents 65 years and older. Over the 13 year period, the number of fractures increased from 1671 to 4396. This represents…

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