Benefits of Pets: Part IV – 5 + 1 Psychological Health Rewards

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Who would have thought that pets could replace a good psychotherapist? Not many shrinks would agree to that, and those few are probably are pet-owners too; but more and more researchers have proven that our pets keep us sane, or insane-in-a-good-way, as some teens would put it. Here at Critter Cabana, we have combined our personal observations with several study …

Benefits of Pets: Part III – Why Are More Doctors Now “Prescribing” Pets For Seniors?

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Again, for the seniors among our pet-owning community, these may be no surprise at all; but we at Critter Cabana would like to share these with those of you who may know someone who needs the “prescription.” Aside from their own experience with senior patients, doctors can now draw on the results of several studies to bolster their recommendation of …

Benefits of Pets: Part II – 5 Positive Effects of Pet Ownership on A Child’s Development

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Those of us who grew up with pets around the house – our parents’, our siblings’ and our own – don’t need convincing about the positive effects of pets on a child’s growth. But we hope to pass this on to no-pet families with growing children, and first-time parents, who are thinking about getting a pet, or pets, for their …

Benefits of Pets: Part I – The Healing Effects of Good Human-Pet Relationships

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What does Critter Cabana and our pet-loving customers have in common with the National Institute of Health, Sociologists, Neuropsychologists, Cardiologists and other Health Care Professionals? We share the knowledge that good human-pet relationships have beneficial effects not just on our mental and physical health but also on our dealings with others in our community. The difference is that we at …