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10 Ways to Naturally Combat Stress
How To

10 Ways to Naturally Combat Stress

*Estimated Read Time: 9 min 22 sec
For many individuals, chronic stress can negatively impact overall physical and mental wellness. Thankfully, dozens of techniques exist to help ease stress and anxiety. Some might surprise you!

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Can Someone with Autism have a Service Dog?
Education

Can Someone Have a Service Dog for Autism?

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 18 sec
Individuals with autism are wired differently. They have real neurological differences that impact their behavior. Did you know that an Autism Service Dog is a natural, therapeutic intervention that is helpful for some people with autism?

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Do Dogs Dream?
Education

Do Dogs Dream? Harvard and MIT Experts Weigh In

*Estimated Read Time: 6 min 18 sec
We can’t communicate with animals in the same way as humans. Anything we know about their sleep is simply theoretical. Have you ever wondered if all the running your dog does while snoozing is normal? Or if dogs REALLY dream? Read here to find out what the experts have to say.

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What Does Mange Mean for Your Pets?
Education

What Does Mange Mean for Your Pets?

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 31 sec
If you are an animal lover, you have most likely heard the word ‘mange’ at some point or other. Maybe you are familiar with it, and maybe you are not! Either way, it may end up affecting your family members. Let’s take a closer look at what all the fuss is about.

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What You Should Know About Toxic Foods for Dogs
Emotional Support Animal

What You Should Know About Toxic Foods for Dogs

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 32 sec. The popular adage goes, “you are what you eat.” We, as humans, understand this warning for our bodies. We know that fitting into last season’s bathing suit usually means declining those morning donuts or that tantalizing side of fries.

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What to Expect from a Service Dog in Training
Psychiatric Service Dog

What to Expect from a Service Dog in Training

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 26 sec
A Service Dog is specifically trained to perform work for an individual with a disability. The service they provide helps the handler regain the freedom to fully participate in daily life.
While in training, Service Dogs will likely make mistakes. If you’re new to the arena, it’s good to know what to expect from a Service Dog in training.

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Does Time Change Affect Dogs?
Pet information

Does Time Change Affect Dogs?

*Estimated Read Time: 5 min 53 sec
Each November and March our natural circadian rhythms are thrown into exile. We know how humans feel about the lost and found hours of daylight savings time simply because we can say so. But does time change affect dogs? Our furry friends can’t vocalize it, but they certainly feel it all the same!

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Ragdoll cat
Emotional Support Animal

What Makes Ragdoll Cats the Best ESA Kittens?

*4 minutes, 43 seconds

When it comes to deciding on an emotional support animal, cat personalities are a huge factor to consider. There are plenty of cat breeds out there that are known for their aggression and preference for being left alone most hours of the day if not all the time.

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Hacking Into Happiness
Guide

Hacking Into Happiness

*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 18 sec
Regardless of how you feel today, there are simple steps backed by neuroscience that you can take to improve your overall well-being. Read more to see how you can incorporate natural, mood-enhancing activities into your daily habits and intentionally release more happiness into your life.

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