The Pet Payoff

Oh the many benefits of furry friends. Are you depressed, overweight, anxious? Get a dog. Besides, Fido will love you.

Why Fido Loves You The Most

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC

We've bred dogs to bond with humans—even more than other dogs.

Happy Dog, Healthy Heart

By Alex Korb Ph.D.

Owning a pooch can save you from a heart attack.

Your Pup, Your Mindfulness Guide

By Toni Bernhard J.D.

How a pet can help you live in the present moment.

Animal Emotions

By Douglas Starr

Humans aren't the only ones with feelings. Joy, love, and despair connect us to the rest of the animal kingdom.

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