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Dogs Can Help with Asthma Prevention?

Posted by Jessica Gramlich on November 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Jessica Gramlich
Dr. Gramlich is a 2008 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a one-year emergency internship in Rhode Island, she spent five years working as a small animal general practitioner in New Hampshire.

dogandcowFor years we have been touting the benefits of the human-animal bond.  Sharing your life with an animal can help reduce your blood pressure and improve your mood. There are studies showing that dogs help to calm children learning to read or undergoing cancer treatment.  Owning a pet can help the elderly stay engaged and active.  Let's not forget the countless ways that service animals enrich our lives. Now scientist are finding evidence that spending your early childhood years with a dog, or living on a farm may help to reduce your risk of developing asthma.

It's an interesting symbiotic relationship.  The majority of our time in the exam room is spent discussing zoonosis, ways that your pet can make you sick, but this report gives us ammunition in the other direction.  Now we can discuss ways that your pet can make you healthy.  

Read on for more information about how pets can help with the prevention of disease.

Source: Medical News Today

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How to find your Vet Dream JobThey say getting in is the hardest part.

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