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    10 Things Pets Do To Improve Your Health

    The photo above is of our furry family: Roxy, Leela, and Bailey. It is often said that pets improve the health of their owners, but in what ways can this be accomplished? I’ve compiled some research that shows exactly how these companions improve our lives. Pets increase your activity – Taking a dog for a walk not only give you motivation to get out the door but also helps keep you consistently doing so. Decrease your blood pressure – Having a four legged friend during stressful times helps to reduce your blood pressure and lighten your spirits. Read more in a study here. Pets help Veterans! An organization called Pets…

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    10 Human Foods Dangerous to Dogs & Cats

      Most pet lovers know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs to consume. I was surprised that avocados and chewing gum could be fatal to my dog. Here’s a list of 10 human foods pets need to avoid. Chocolate – Chocolate poisoning is caused by methylxanthine alkaloids. This is found in the cacao seeds which means that dark chocolate is the most concentrated. Dogs who have chocolate poisoning will vomit and be hyperactive and restless. For more details check out this article. If you think that your pet has ingested chocolate please contact your veterinarian or call the ASPCA Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435. Caffeine – Coffee and caffeinated drinks…