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Want Better Sleep? Study Says Snoozing in Same Room With Pet Improves ZZZ’s Health 

Want Better Sleep? Study Says Snoozing in Same Room With Pet Improves ZZZ’s

(Sputnik) – If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, you won’t have to do much if you’ve got a pooch in your home. According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, keeping pets in your bedroom could actually improve your quality of sleep. “Most people assume having pets in the bedroom is a disruption,” Lois Krahn, the lead researcher of the study, said in a statement. “We found that many people actually find comfort and a sense of security from sleeping with their pets.” Published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, scientists examined the sleep habits of 40 adults, who did not have sleep disorders, and Read More

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Fears For Pets’ Safety Can Put Abused Women At Further Risk Women 

Fears For Pets’ Safety Can Put Abused Women At Further Risk

World (Conversation) – As researchers looking into the intersection of abuse against people and animals, we asked survivors of intimate partner violence in shelters across Canada about a normally pleasant topic: their pets. Not surprisingly, many said they had strong bonds with their pets. However, many women also said their pets had been mistreated by their abusive partners. This made many of the women want to leave their abusers, but they were also worried that if they left, their pets would be harmed in their absence. Not being able to take their pets with them to shelters meant the Read More

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Breed Bans Are Cruel and Don’t Even Work Featured Unaimed 

Breed Bans Are Cruel and Don’t Even Work

(FEE) – me of my favorite people are dogs. Unlike some humans I could mention, a dog has never asked me to borrow money, cut me off in traffic, or used up all the toilet paper in the bathroom without the courtesy of refilling it (or at least warning me by strategically placing the empty cardboard tube on top of the toilet seat). Dogs are great. They’re enthusiastic, warm, and cuddly. They provide comfort, security, and have been shown to have extensive psychological and therapeutic effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that, among other benefits, the health Read More

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