Pros and Cons of Goat Yoga

Goat yoga is your typical yoga class with the slight exception that a dozen baby goats are free to roam not only around the room but also all over you. And, yes, this is real. Pros Instant Stress Reliever: Human-animal interaction releases oxytocin, a hormone that reduces stress and induces feelings of happiness. Additionally, goats are carefree, kind animals that make not smiling impossible. Combine … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Goat Yoga

Chickens For Seniors

    Therapy animals, also known as emotional support animals, can help improve a patient’s social, emotional, and mental function. Individuals often find comfort in these animals when they are unable to find comfort in anything or anyone else. Dogs are commonly used as therapy animals because they are easy to train and have great instincts about themselves and their owners. Other animals can be … Continue reading Chickens For Seniors

Don’t Jump Yet!

Whether for a quick swim before bedtime or lounging the day away, water safety at the pool is an important precaution you should take, regardless of age or intended activities. When you’re ready to hit the water, it can be tempting to disregard possible safety hazards. The American Red Cross reports that around 200 children drown in backyard swimming pools each year, and, sadly, this … Continue reading Don’t Jump Yet!

Maybe You Need an Emotional Support Animal

An emotional support animal is a companion that can provide emotional and therapeutic benefits to those suffering with emotional issues, anxiety, or psychiatric problems. ESAs are usually cats or dogs, but can be other animals too, and can be registered through the Emotional Support Animal Registration of America. To obtain an ESA, under federal law, one must have a note from a licensed mental health … Continue reading Maybe You Need an Emotional Support Animal

Don’t Just Love Your Pets, Challenge Them!

Along with physical exercise, mental exercise is also important for your pet. They can get bored too, playing with the same toys and same surroundings day in and day out. There are a variety of ways to stimulate your pet, and doing so can make them become better companions too. The benefits of stimulating your pet are extensive, and some things work better than others, … Continue reading Don’t Just Love Your Pets, Challenge Them!