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Mind's Best Friend

The bond we share with our pets is powerful. The connection we share with our pets plays a big factor in our mental health. Research has been tested and proven that pets benefit mental health in positive ways. Animals help with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and stress. They also provide companionship and help with loneliness. The earliest research on pets and mental health dates back 30 years. Psychologists of the University of Pennsylvania conducted a study where they measured what happens to the human body when a person pets a friendly dog. They found that the human's blood pressure went down, heart rate slowed, breathing became more regular and muscle tension relaxed. These signs of...

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The Thirst is Real...Like Really Real

Don't ignore signs of excessive thirst from your pets. These signs usually appear especially in pets that are fed kibble diets. Pets become extremely thirsty on dry food because of the lack of proper hydration in the kibble. The amount of protein in dry pet food may be high, but the amount of moisture is practically none due to the drying process. Pets are in a constant state of dehydration when fed kibble diets which is a sign of stress on their kidneys and liver (due to the highly concentrated amounts of dried protein in the dry food). These symptoms will eventually become bigger problems as pets age. Common problems such as diabetes, kidney failure, hyperthyroidism and urinary tract diseases...

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