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Dog Heroes Help People With Dementia Live Better Lives

After being diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease (EOAD) at age 57, Rick Phelps was given an Exelon patch and a directive to make a follow-up appointment with his neurologist in six months. …


3 Types of Therapy Dogs (Infographic)

Do you know the difference between a companion dog, a therapy dog, and a service dog? How much training must each type have, and what's really in their job description? Read this infographic by Sni…


Where Medicine Fails, Man’s Best Friend Can Heal

By Anne-Marie Botek, Editor Rick Phelps was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimerís disease over two years ago, at the age of 57. About eight months ago, an unexpected caregiver came i…


Service Pups Visit the Beach (Cute Photo)

It's a hard but noble life being a service dog in training... and when it's their weekend, they've earned that time off and will enjoy it to the utmost! East Coast Assistance Dogs, a non-profit based …


Honoring Service Dogs

It's International Assistance Dog Week. According to the IADW website, the week was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-…


Pony Helps Blind Woman Attend College

Cali is a guide animal, and perhaps the first pony to attend college. She works with Mona Ramouni, a young blind woman studying counseling and psychotherapy in a graduate program at Michigan State Uni…


How Pets Raise Spirits and Improve Health

Pets are good for you. Most people who have a pet donít need scientific proof. Their own experiences are enough to confirm that the bond between humans and pets is enormously beneficial to phys…


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