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Does adding an animal companion to the family sound like an exciting idea for the Holidays? Before you make any decisions, you should know the Pros and Cons of Giving Pets as Gifts!
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The holiday season can bring happiness and cheer, but it can also elicit quite opposite emotions. Mental health challenges are prevalent for many in the fall and winter months. Learn to recognize the signs of holiday depression and 5 ways to successfully cope.
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As the holiday seasons approach many people are filled with expectations of festive joyful times with friends and family. Unfortunately, many others struggle with extra anxiety, depression, or loneliness around this time of the year. Research shows that a bit of thankfulness can help lift the spirits and bring a new perspective for all!
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On August 25, 2021, President Biden signed a very necessary law into effect: Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act. For several years, veterans support groups have lobbied for these seemingly forgotten heroes to get the extra support they need. It has been a long time coming, but the PAWS act is a very hopeful and necessary beginning.
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When we reach our emotional breaking points, we may feel unable to effectively recharge or reset. Studies have shown cuddling a pet reduces stress! Discover the many mental health benefits of petting a furry friend.
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What is a Psychiatric Service Dog? Do you qualify for one? How do you get one? If you have any of these questions (and more), this article is for you. ASP explains all you need to know about Psychiatric Service Dogs.
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Halloween doesn’t have to be a nightmare for you or your pet! All the hype of Halloween can cause our pets a lot of stress. Here are 7 tips to keep you and your pets safe on Halloween.
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One positive by-product of the coronavirus pandemic was the drastic rise in pet adoption and fostering. The pandemic proved that man turns to his best friend in a time of loneliness.
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If you’d like to spoil your canine companion more intentionally this season, consider these 9 DIY healthy Fall treats for dogs. It is said, the best way to a pup’s heart is through his belly (or something like that)!
Mental health services have been thrust into the 21st century due to the pandemic lockdowns and protocol. The rise in online telehealth services has increased, and many believe it’s for the best. “I definitely think it’s expanded the number of people who are able to be seen,” says Katie Gordon, a North Dakota-based psychologist. Pari […]