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Responsible Pet Care is a Lifetime Commitment

A pet should be forever; a lifetime commitment to love, honor and protect a dog or cat with the best pet care possible.  I personally have moved six times in the last four years and have never had the thought of giving up my dog Zoey for adoption, she has come with me every step of the way and that’s how it will be forever! I chose to get her and I am her forever momma no matter what life brings us! A pet would never consider giving us away for any reason, and they give us a lifetime of unconditional love with no questions asked. Pets aren’t something to be discarded because they don’t match the living room curtains...

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5 Facts About Mood Disorders

Our emotions are a part of our everyday lives. Feelings of joy or sadness are common: you’ll feel happiness when you hear good news, and you’ll feel sadness when maybe the day hasn’t gone the way you thought it would. It happens to all of us! But it’s possible to have these same feelings even more intensely. Intense sadness can be seen as depression, and intense joy or elation can be seen as mania. This, in turn, characterizes various mood disorders such as bipolar disorder or depressive disorders. While we’ve come a long way in terms of what we know about mental illnesses, there are still quite a few things that most people don’t know or realize about mood disorders:...

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Tired of Fighting

You know that feeling?When you’re just waiting.Waiting to get home, into your room,Close the door, fall into bed,And just let everything out that you kept in all day.That feeling of both relief and desperation.Nothing is wrong.But nothing is right either.And you’re tired.Tired of everything, tired of nothing.And you just want someone to Be there and tell you it’s okay.But no one’s going to be there.And you know you have to be strongFor yourself, because no one can fix youBut you’re tired of waiting.Tired of having to be the one to fix yourself and everyone else.Tired of being strong.And for once, you just want it to be easy.To be simple. To be helped. To be saved.But you know you won’t be.But...

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12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health!

12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health!When I am feeling down and weary, and I can barely lift myself off the couch, my dog comes to my rescue. She cuddles with me, then motivates me to get up, dressed, and out the door for a walk or some play time. Somehow my fur-baby even gets me to smile, no matter how miserable or stressed I feel.I am not alone. It turns out that all pets, not just therapy pets, can help your mind, body, and spirit. Here are a dozen reasons why: 1. They get you outside: Sun and fresh air elevate your mood and the sun gives you an extra dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D exposure...

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Symptoms of Depression

Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won't go away, you may have depression. Depression makes it tough to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just getting through the day can be overwhelming. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better. Learning about depression—and the many things you can do to help yourself—is the first step to overcoming the problem. How do you experience depression? While some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom, others feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic. Men in particular may even feel angry and restless....

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