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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DOGS, PETS AND YOUR HEALTH

SAL, WHITNEY, AND LIL

My young granddaughter loves dogs. Here in the photo above she is having a discussion with my dogs -- Sallie Tomato and Lily Pad -- aka Sal and Lil. They are soaking up the attention as most dogs will.

Recently I have been reading several articles on pets and how they improve our health.


QUIET LIL WITH LAUGHING SAL

Well, improved socialization is right at the top of the list. When you are out walking your dog or sitting on a bench in a public place with your pet -- it seems to open a door -- allowing people to approach you. An interesting conversation can often be the result of this. Socialization adds a healthy balance to our everyday life.

LET'S PLAY

Other dimensions of improved health are; decreased blood pressure, decreased cholesterol levels, and decreased triglyceride levels. Also, pets are great stress reducers by giving unconditional love.

For more informative research on this health and pet issue click here

6 comments:

  1. My family should be way healthy -- we've always multiple dogs. Now, as old age creeps up on us, we are not replacing two recent losses. Now we have only four dogs and two cats.

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  2. Vicki -- you do have a lot of nice pets. Aren't they wonderful! Sorry for your recent losses. Yes, your family should stay healthy for a long time. -- barbara

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  3. Sal has the happiest face I've ever seen on a dog. If that doesn't cheer you, I don't know what would! Your granddaughter is lovely.

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  4. barefootheart -- thanks for the very nice comment on my granddaughter and Sal. Sal is a character and a lover of folks. Found your Sunday snapshot of your dog in the car hilarious! -- barbara

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