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Patients suffering from even mild forms of stress, anxiety, or depression may want to consider getting or interacting with a pet. Interaction with pets has a well-defined positive favorable effect on psychopathological status and perception of quality of life.1)

Patient experiences

My dog is my new best mate, and I am instantly feeling much better emotionally for having him. And I mean I “REALLY” feel better. I go out more, I walk more and I laugh more, I have something else to think about other than my sarc symptoms and medication. It is quite remarkable the power of pets.

Kev, MarshallProtocol.com

Hubby bought me two hair dogs, both hypo-allergenic. One shih tzu and a lhasa apsa (poppi). One is kept fairly short-haired and the other long, but I have never had a reaction to either. They are both medically-approved companion pups as the docs realize how much time I spend alone and indoors and I need them as much as I need my Benicar.

Lee, MarshallProtocol.com

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Dognitive therapy by Laura Vissaritis

To change your dog's behaviour, you must first change your own

References

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Pet therapy and institutionalized elderly: a study on 144 cognitively unimpaired subjects.
Colombo G, Buono MD, Smania K, Raviola R, De Leo D
Arch Gerontol Geriatr42p207-16(2006 Mar-Apr)
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