I am a huge dog lover and I am always doing my best to keep my fur children happy and healthy.
We all have wondered how we could keep our beloved fur babies with us longer and there may be an answer.
According to a recent study, a dog’s health benefits from having a vibrant social life.
According to a study from Arizona State University, household income, which is related to a person’s ability to pay for veterinary care, does have an impact on how well and how long a dog lives, but it is not the main determinant.
“We saw that the effect of social support was about five times stronger than the effect of finances,” Layla Brassington, a graduate student and one author of the study, said, according to the Arizona Daily Star.
“Meaning our dogs, like us, benefit greatly from social bonds and social connectedness.”
The Dog Aging Project, which aims to comprehend how genes, the environment, and lifestyle affect aging and disease, included dogs in the study.
In the study, nearly 21,000 dog owners were polled. the New York Post reports. Diet, environment, and medication-related queries were all covered.
The study took into account five variables: owner age, neighborhood stability, total household income, social time with kids, and social time with animals.
“There were a few twists though: Dogs who lived in homes with children fared worse than those who lived with adults only, likely because owners spend more time with kids than pets, the researchers speculated,” the Daily Star reported.
“We found that time with children actually had a detrimental effect on dog health,” Brassington said, according to SciTechDaily. “The more children or time that owners dedicate to their children likely leads to less time with their furry children.”
Bri McCoy, a graduate student who collaborated on the study, stated that the team’s conclusion was that it boiled down to “a resource allocation issue, rather than kids being bad for dogs.”
The study discovered that playtime was crucial, especially when done with other dogs who want to go about with them.
“This does show that, like many social animals, including humans, having more social companions can be really important for the dog’s health,” McCoy said, according to the Post.
According to the Daily Star, Jamie Whittenburg, veterinarian director at Senior Tail Waggers, a club that offers guidance on aging pets, said the findings confirmed what she has observed.
“As both a veterinarian and lifelong pet owner, I was anecdotally aware that animals that had more positive social interactions received a health benefit, and it is great to see science backing this up,” said Whittenburg, director of Kingsgate Animal Hospital in Lubbock, Texas.
The study “reinforces what most of us know intuitively, which is that social connectedness has a positive effect on health in dogs,” she said.
However, she said, not every dog needs a playmate in the house.
“Owners should evaluate their individual dog and strive to provide the desired level of social interaction,” Whittenburg said.
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So, is there ANYTHING American-made anymore?
The answer to that question is most definitely YES!
And it’s why I’m so passionate about my new mission.
I NEVER leave you with just the problem.
You know I’ve got the solution!
In fact, this is EXACTLY why I started my new mission close to four years ago.
The new mission is simply this: to help build out the Parallel-Economy.
Because here’s what I realized…
You THINK you have a choice between all these companies listed below in the circle, but what most people don’t realize is they’re all owned by only 11 companies.
Will probably be even less than that in the future when these merge even further.
It’s an ILLUSION of choice.
The same goes for all your media…
It’s just an ILLUSION of different choices, but owned by these 6 companies:
Now back to my Mission and my solution.
There has been a need for a Parallel-Economy and it would take time to build it but it is here finally.
They’ve been in business for 37 years and they’re a VERY pro-American, pro-Liberty, pro-Conservative values company!
They’re an American-based, Made-In-America, warehoused-in-America, shipped-from-America company!
In fact, they’re the last private, family-owned, pro-American consumer goods company left in America NOT owned by those 11 companies I showed you above.
Oh, and what if I told you the products are BETTER and often CHEAPER than what you get from those 11 companies above?
Yes, for real.
Once I learned all of that, I knew I no longer had to build this from the ground up by myself, I simply needed to partner with this awesome company to help them get the word out.
So on top of being the last Family-owned major consumer goods manufacturer not part of the Big-11, comparable or often lower prices, supporting American jobs and families, but here’s the best part.
That means no Red Dye 40 or fluoride in the toothpaste or chemicals in the cleaning products, or Deet in the mosquito repellant.
Oh, and Black Angus beef, pasture-raised on hundreds of thousands of acres.
Free roaming with plenty of open-air between all the cattle.
No hormones and no antibiotics.
Oh, and it’s CHEAPER than Omaha Steaks!
But that’s a whole other topic!
Sound good to anyone else?
The reason you’ve never heard of them is because it’s Invite Only.
I can get you in, but you can’t just go sign up.
They only want people on the same mission to join and they’re happy to say “no” to the Far-Left Libs!
They’ve been doing it for 37 years and it’s been working great.
No call centers from India.
Just real, friendly, helpful, and NICE Americans helping Americans!
Wow, like going back in a time machine.
So it is Invite only…and good thing you know someone that has the invites….(me!).
If you’d like to find out more and get a FREE personal invite, just go here and I will get the info out to you!
It’s the real deal, and because they don’t raise the Black Angus as the big companies do, they may have the SHUT OFF invites if they grow too fast.
So if you want in, let me know soon.
There’s only one pro-American, American-made and manufactured, chemical-free, toxin-free, hormone-free, company left….and I’m teaming up with them to FIGHT BACK!
Who’s with me?