The Healing Power of Pets

What I learned from my dog

Young woman snuggling with her dog.
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“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”
–Ben Williams

veryone who has experienced the love of a pet knows intuitively what is becoming increasingly clear in the medical literature: pets are good for you. According to a growing number of scientific studies, owning a pet can help people…