The Health Benefits of Walking Your Dog

Pets bring joy and companionship to our lives at every age, including during retirement. From lowering blood pressure to preventing depression, having a pet promotes better health. The body, mind, and spirit all benefit from having a furry or feathered friend.The proven health benefits are why pet therapy has become part of daily life at healthcare organizations ranging from children’s hospitals to assisted living communities. You’ll find dogs, cats, birds, and even miniature horses making the rounds and spreading cheer. Many older adults find dogs to be the best companions. In honor of National Walk Your Dog Month, we share a few reasons why canine companions are good for seniors. Read more here >>>

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