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Poll: Pets Help Us Cope With Health and Emotional Issues

A curled-up cat, a tail-wagging dog, a chirping parakeet or even a serene goldfish may help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.

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Laurie Stone with her dog Libby

How Dogs Can Teach Us To Stay Chill In This Insane World

Don’t we all feel turmoil in the air? There’s too much happening, too fast. The planet seems scarier and more chaotic than ever.

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Baby boomer pet parents unleash their purse strings

Nearly 80 million U.S. households own a pet, according to the American Pet Products Association; of these, 37 percent are baby boomers.

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Discover the health benefits from dog ownership

Dog walking is associated with lower body mass index, fewer doctor visits, more frequent exercise and an increase in social benefits for older people.

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Is it safe to cuddle with pets when home sick?

This winter, when you are home sick with the cold or flu cuddling with your dog or cat may feel like just what the doctor ordered.

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Why a pet can help ease you into the golden years

The movement to improve care for older pets has been going on for some time. But the idea of training pets to help out aging baby boomers is relatively new.

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