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Welcome to our new weekly blog that is brought to you by the Cochrane & Area Humane Society and proudly sponsored by The Place 4 Paws Ltd. Keep an eye out on our social media for the weekly Pet Of The Week that is up for adoption!

Week 1: February 10th, 2019

Pets and Vets: Good for the Heart

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death world-wide and February, being National Heart Month, the Cochrane & Area Humane Society (CAHS) wants you to know that we are doing our part to help your heart-health.

The Pet Effect Campaign, which promotes the health benefits of caring for animals states, “Professionals who help keep pets healthy are also key contributors to human health and public health.”

At CAHS, our mission is to lead and educate our communities in animal welfare by providing pets in need with shelter, rehabilitation, training and opportunity, and supporting people in responsible pet care.  This includes saving and changing lives.

Owning a pet can add years to one’s life through physical activity, but there is more to it than just exercise.

Studies also show that the pet-human bond can help get people out of the loneliness state of mind, which is a major factor in depression and other forms of illness.  The companionship and nurturing that loving a pet offers reduces stress levels and lowers heart rates.  Feelings of isolation are lessened with a constant loyal friend, partly because of animals’ need for security and attachment and through the social interaction with other humans because of their commonality.

CAHS holds many events and activities for animal owners and volunteers who want to enjoy the benefits of the human-animal bond.  We believe that animal advocating is an entire community issue.  The good news is that as our entire team, from our veterinary staff to our sponsors, are working to save the lives of animals, those animals in turn are saving the lives of their beloved people.

From our hearts to yours, during National Heart Month, CAHS invites you to be heart-smart – get involved or adopt a pet to add years to your life.