Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dog Ownership Can Part of Your Pain Management Plan


When I saw the segment title, My Dog Feels My Pain, HuffPost Live, was going to be airing I made a note so that I wouldn't miss it! After all, I've always felt that dogs can read us! Now, there's scientific proof.

Did you know that petting a dog helps release endorphins, which are natural pain killers? Many pain management specialists see the benefits of owning a dog, in their patients increasing exercise, stating they feel better and coping with their daily pain.

One of the guest suggested if the cost of dog ownership isn't in your cards consider volunteering at the local animal shelter or offering to walk your neighbor's dog. (great tip)

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