Top 5 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

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by: Sarah Grace McCandless

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McCartney, Dr. Jennifer. "Vet Talk: Health Benefits of Pet Ownership." 02/16/2009. http://www.yorknewstimes.com/articles/2009/02/16/news/doc499863da54963000243651.txt

McMahon, Kevin R. "Nursing home therapy dogs: courage givers, door openers and conversation starters." McKnight's Longterm Care News & Assisted Living. 05/11/2009. http://www.mcknights.com/nursing-home-therapy-dogs-courage-givers-door-openers-and-conversation-starters/article/136533/

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Murray, Jill Sherer. "How Your Dog Can Help You Find Love." Webvet. 08/01/2009. http://www.webvet.com/main/article?id=1347

National Institute of Health. "Can Pets Keep You Healthy? Exploring the Human-Animal Bond." 02/2009. http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2009/February/feature1.htm

Saloman, Laurie. "Can a Pet Help You Defeat Depression?" Quality Health. 04/06/2009. http://www.qualityhealth.com/depression-articles/pet-help-you-defeat-depression

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