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  • How Service Dogs Benefit People on the Autism Spectrum

    How Service Dogs Benefit People on the Autism Spectrum

    Having a service dog in public also allows for a more visual clue that a child may need extra help or support in their lives. Most children with autism look “normal.” Without the aide of a service dog, the judgemental stares of the unsuspecting passersby during a child’s emotional meltdown may shift to understanding that… Read more

  • Cat or Dog?

    Cat or Dog?

    The eternal dispute between dog and cat lovers will probably never end. However, scientists have found out which out of our feline or canine friends love us more. As part of a new BBC2 documentary called “Cats v. Dogs”, hosted by animal experts Chris Packham and Liz Bonnin, a neuroscientist has investigated which species prefers… Read more

  • Do I need a puppy?

    Do I need a puppy?

    Awful day at the office? Bad blind date? Or annoyed for no reason? (It happens!) Dog owners know that it just takes one sloppy wet kiss from your furry BFF to turn that frown upside down. It’s even a scientific fact that pets make us happier. And aside from putting smiles on our faces, it… Read more

  • Do Puppies make you happy?

    If you want more happiness, get a pet.In the 80s and 90s, research came out suggesting many benefits from pet ownership. From reduced risk of asthma, allergies, and cardiovascular disease to increased mood and wellbeing.Some doctors started recommending pet ownership to their patients.I thought the decision was a no-brainer. It seems fun and the companionship… Read more

  • Therapy or Service dog

    Therapy or Service dog

    A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with mental disorders, such as anxiety disorder or autism. Therapy dogs are usually not assistance or service dogs, but can be one or both with… Read more