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Study Shows Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives

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A new study recently published in Scientific Reports suggests that owning a dog will add years to your life.

A team of Swedish scientists at Uppsala University tracked the health and dog ownership status of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 years old for 12 years. No one involved had a history of cardiovascular disease.

Everyone in Sweden has a unique personal ID number, all hospital visits are recorded, and dog ownership registration is mandatory, which makes it the perfect case study for this type of research.

Their study found that dog owners were less at risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and other causes.

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The 10 Commandments For Dog Owners

10 Commandments For Dog Owners

1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you acquire me.

2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.

3. Place your trust in me. Remember that before you acquire me.

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Woman Creates Dog Hospice To Give Abandoned And Dying Dogs A Loving End

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The Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice Project

A woman in the UK is helping dogs spend their final days feeling as happy and loved as possible.

Nicola Coyle was a volunteer at a kennel when she started taking some of the dogs home, most of which were strays in order to save them from being put down. Today, she runs the Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice Project from her home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, where she provides end of the line care for both abandoned and terminally ill dogs which are given less than six months to live.

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