Hiking, swimming, biking and other outdoor pursuits are part of our national DNA, and indubitably good for our physical health.
While physical disabilities like blindness more obviously demonstrate the need for a service dog, the animals can be trained to serve a host of people with invisible illnesses as well. These service dogs learn how to respond to mental health issues including PTSD and social anxiety; detect silent conditions like irregular heartbeats or blood sugar levels; and provide emotional support for victims of sexual abuse.
If you've ever practiced yoga at home with a pet, you probably already know how impossible it is to concentrate with all that cuteness constantly coming up to you. For those who don't know, just watch...
Move over cute puppies, there's a new adorable four-legged creature in town. At Mana Wedell Tagesfliege, an elderly care home in Germany, residents are cuddled and befriended by domesticated Peruvian...