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Pets & Arthritis - When You Have Arthritis/When Your Pet Has Arthritis

Your pet may actually help your arthritis. The companionship of a pet can help relieve pain and reduce stress. Pets have shown other health benefits as well. Learn about proper care when your pet has arthritis. Learn about the causes, prevention, signs, symptoms, and treatment options for arthritis and other related joint conditions in pets.
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Choosing the Right Dog or Cat When You Have Arthritis
If you have arthritis, there are special considerations when choosing a dog or cat. The size, care requirements, and personality of the dog or cat are just a few important factors.

Human Arthritis Medications Not Appropriate for Pets
Animals get arthritis too. You may be tempted to share your arthritis medications with your pet. That decision could have fatal consequences.

The Human-Animal Bond
We love our pets. That is why we have them, right? Did you know that there are actual health benefits to the owners of pets?

Service Dogs: The Benefits & The Law Relating to Service Dogs
There are an increasing number of dogs being trained to assist individuals with a range of disabilities. It is important to note that to qualify for the protections and allowances of the ADA, an individual must have a disability and a service dog must be specifically trained to meet the needs of that disability.

The Health Benefits Of Pet Ownership
How owning a dog or cat can reduce stress. Pets can provide excellent social support, stress relief and other health benefits — perhaps more than people!

Therapeutic Health Benefits of Aquariums
When it comes to having a pet, they not only provide us with companionship by making us feel secure, accepted and happy, they act as an anchor or stable force.

Years of Research Show Pets Can Improve Your Health
If you have a pet, chances are you're reaping health benefits from the relationship.

Pet Dog Reduces Stress of Caring for Brain-Injured
Dog owners experience one-fifth the rise in blood pressure during stressful, care-giving activities compared to those without dogs.

Zoonotic Infections - Pets and the Immunocompromised
Immunocompromised people who take certain medications or have other conditions that suppress the immune system are often advised to give up their pets to avoid contracting zoonotic infections (diseases that can be passed from animals to humans), many opt to keep their cherished pet. It is important for such people to be aware of the potential risks.

Pet Arthritis News
News, information, and articles on pets and arthritis, from the arthritis-glucosamine resource center.

The Health Benefits of Pets
More than half of all U.S. households have a companion animal. Pets are more common in households with children, yet there are more pets than children in American households. It is important at this time to assess whether these populations have any beneficial impact on physical, social, and psychological health, from National Institutes of Health.

Care For Animals
Care For Animals, from American Veterinary Medical Association.

Healthy Pets Healthy People
Pets provide many benefits to humans. They comfort us and they give us companionship. However, some animals can also pass diseases to people. These diseases are called zoonoses, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

PAWSitive InterAction: Celebrating The Human-Animal Bond
PAWSitive InterAction's mission is to collectively connect the community with resources, expertise and education designed to further understanding of the positive benefits of the relationships between humans and animals.

Visiting Pets and Animal Assisted Therapy
"Visiting Pets", "Therapy Dogs" and "Therapy Pets" are just some of the names given to describe programs in which animals help people just by visiting with them, from dog-play.com.

Pet Therapy: Healing, Recovery, and Love
Researchers are finding that pets truly have the power to heal. The most serious disease of older people is loneliness, from Pawprints and Purrs.

Freedom Service Dogs (FSD)
Freedom Service Dogs (FSD) is a tax-exempt charity that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to assist people with mobility impairments.

The Delta Society (The Human-Animal Health Connection)
The Delta Society is an international, non-profit organization that unites people who have mental and physical disabilities and patients in healthcare facilities with professionally trained animals to help improve their health. Their vision is a world in which people are healthier and happier because companion, therapy, and service animals share our everyday lives.

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