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Dogs: Bad for Your Furniture, Good for Your Heart


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, dogs, humans, health, dog ownership )

Cal
- 508 days ago - slate.com
The American Heart Association released a statement on Thursday announcing that owning a pet, especially a dog, may help lower your risk of heart diseas



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Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:41 am
Thank you for the post!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:54 am
I'm proud to own two dogs then... :)
 

Mike H. (221)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:22 am
And owning a rescued dog is good for the dog!!
 

Birgitta S. (235)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:32 am
would love to adopt one...
 

Carol D. (109)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:51 pm
Thats why they take dogs to hospital patients now its great
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:37 pm
noted and agreed, thanks Cal
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:40 pm
Is this discrimination against felines? - Love dogs, but in the city love my Kiri-cat more!
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 4:11 pm
ANY dog-lover could tell you this!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 4:22 pm
My dogs protected me and the farm animals.
 

Dale O. (190)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:00 pm
Nothing surprising here. Both dogs and of course, one purrfectly understands...cats have done wonders in healing the human heart or at least helping to prevent many health problems by their companionship and calming nature. They do ease off the stress levels of many people.
 

Camilla Vaga (70)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:18 pm
if you love animals who cares about furniture
 

cecily w. (0)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:18 pm
I am so relieved this wasn't about furniture as the title suggests. We have taken in street cats for 45 years. (We're old now so don't take in any new ones.) Right now however, I'm pet sitting a beautiful samoyed who weights more than I do. We used to have dogs too, but again we aren't taking in any new anythings. But about the furniture, it seems for each creature that came in we eliminated at least one piece furniture, so now we have only the bare necessities. This makes it much easier for me to clean (and I clean a lot). But one reward is to pull out the album with those faces, and memories. It somehow makes getting old easier.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:29 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Billie C. (2)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:01 pm
i have 4 dogs and 2 cats. i just make sure all furniture i buy is as pet proof as possible. it may not be pretty but it holds up well and is easy to clean. the same goes for flooring. i have cheap area rugs that can be tossed without guilt if something happens. scrap carpet pieces make great area rugs.
i can't live without my pets they are my world.
 

Natasha Salgado (531)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:34 am
Love that picture! Petting one's kitties is very effective too...thx Cal
 

Diane B. (275)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:01 am
always believed a dog was better but my healthissues are to worse to go walking with the dog, so I have 3 cats now
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:28 am
They're certainly good for health but their destruction isn't a must if well-trained
 

Ioana B. (132)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:30 am
thx Cal
 

Winn Adams (192)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:00 pm
Love dogs but I'm a pet parent to my two girls who are cats and they keep me going. I can't imagine my life without them.
 

Danuta Watola (1205)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:43 am
noted
 

Gene Jacobson (253)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:23 pm
"Frankly, it's an activity that I hesitate to categorize as "exercise," since it primarily seems to involve walking a few steps, letting Fifi sniff something, walking a few more steps, letting Fifi poop, and then reaching your peak activity by bending over and scooping the poop up."

Frankly, that isn't it at all, imo. It is the absolute unwavering and unconditional love they give that helps people avoid the stress that causes heart attacks. Again, just my opinion, but in all of my 63 years it has been my observation that dogs are better people, often far better, than most people are. In almost every way imaginable, apart from not being able to poop in a bag.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:32 pm
noted...as if we have dogs for any other reason than pure love,is ridiculous
health benefits or not!
ty Cal
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:29 am
My furniture is not going to make me live longer! I agree though that my pets, including my dog will though!!! TY Cal
 
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