Why I Love Taking My Dog for a Walk

Is there anything better than getting outside, breathing in the fresh air, and moving your body? Yes!  Doing all this with your furry friend – your dog – by your side. Benefits of Getting Outside and Walking First of all, I love the out-of-doors.  After spending a day at work – inside, most of myContinue reading “Why I Love Taking My Dog for a Walk”

Thearpy Dogs – What are they and what health benefits can they offer?

Perhaps you’ve witnessed this scene – you’re walking down the hall of a hospital or nursing home to visit a loved one, and you pass someone walking a dog into a patient’s room. Wait – whaaat? Are dogs now allowed in healthcare facilities?   You thought only service dogs were permitted inside – and that didn’tContinue reading “Thearpy Dogs – What are they and what health benefits can they offer?”

Mourning the Loss of a Pet

Losing a pet can be equivalent to losing a close friend.  The loss of a pet, after sharing your home with them for a significant amount of time, can be a profoundly sad and emotional time.  To you, your pet was not “just a dog” or “just a cat”, but a companion and friend.  WeContinue reading “Mourning the Loss of a Pet”