Entries by Marie Gilmore

Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science

Need an excellent reason to add a dog to your life? How about living longer? “Our analysis found having a dog is actually protective against dying of any cause,” said Mount Sinai endocrinologist Dr. Caroline Kramer, lead author of a new systematic review of nearly 70 years of global research published Tuesday in “Circulation,” a […]

The power of Pets and Seniors

The benefits of pet therapy in rehabilitative environments have become more and more widely recognized, especially for seniors. Continue reading at Vernon Morning Star Photo Credit: Natalia Cuevas-Huaico/Kelwona Capital News

Dogs Are Even Smarter Than You Think

How much do you know about what goes on in your pup’s head? Do you believe it’s all pretty simple in there? Just thoughts about dinner, the cat next door, and more dinner? Think again. Dogs have been known to learn hundred of words, do arithmetic, and guess what people and other dogs are thinking. […]

Well-matched pets bring benefits

People reap many benefits from having a furry companion. According to Amanda Miller, co-owner of affoGATO, a cat cafe in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, and Sunny Simon, director and founder of the South Euclid Humane Society in South Euclid, the benefits can range from mental changes to physical or lifestyle changes. “Animals have a very healing […]

7 science-backed ways a pet could be the best thing for your health

Americans love their pets. In fact, most of them have at least one furry friend. Surveys disagree on the exact number, but an estimated 49% to 68% of Americans are pet owners. In the last few decades, scientists have tried to determine whether the “pet effect” — being healthier just by virtue of being a […]