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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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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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Path to Mental Well Being

Staying mentally healthy is like staying physically fit— it requires effort. But the rewards are worth it! Everyone has to face stresses and demands, but we all need and deserve breaks. Daily physical exercise, for instance, not only makes you stronger and more fit, but it also improves your mood and your sense of well-being. Taking charge of your mental well-being SEEK THE HELP OF A PROFESSIONAL If you have a mental health concern, speak with your doctor If you need direction in your work life, speak to a career counsellor or human resources expert and make a career plan To repair relationships with loved ones and friends, talk to an expert and work through any issues For financial challenges,...

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