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Give Thanks for Dogs!

Happy Thanksgiving! We have so much to be grateful for in life including our wonderful dogs. Yes, they’re loyal, funny and lovable. But dogs help us in so many ways. On this holiday, let’s not forget to thank our dogs for:

Lowering our cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Bringing down our blood pressure and reducing stress.

Increasing our survival after heart attacks.  The odds for surviving following a heart attack is 1 in 87. If you have a dog, your survival rate jumps to 1 in 15.

Increasing our physical activity.

Comforting us in times of illness and death.

Calming us and reducing anxiety.

Lifting our mood and loneliness.

Providing us with a routine and something to care for.

• Helping us meet new friends.

• Providing us with non-judgmental, unconditional love.

Give your dog a hug from us and enjoy your day!