Seniors Benefit from Dog Ownership

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People, healthy dog blog, joyful play, exercise.

Seniors who walk their pet have a lower body mass index and fewer doctor visits, as well as an increase in social interactions. For more information, see Curl AL, Bibbo J, Johnson RA. Dog walking, the human-animal bond and older adults’ physical health.  The Gerontologist 2016 available at http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/03/18/geront.gnw051.abstract

HDB July 16-2

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