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Owning a dog could help you live longer
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New research was released and it found that owning a dog could be beneficial heartwise:

People who own dogs may live longer and benefit from improved cardiovascular health, new research has found. The lower risk of death associated with dog ownership could be explained by an increase in physical activity and the decreased depression and loneliness, both of which have been connected to dog ownership in previous studies.
“We know that social isolation is a strong risk factor for worse health outcomes and premature death. Previous studies have indicated that dog owners experience less social isolation and have more interaction with other people,” said Tove Fall, D. V. M., professor at Uppsala University in Sweden. “Furthermore, keeping a dog is a good motivation for physical activity, which is an important factor in rehabilitation and mental health.”

Researchers found that compared to non-owners, dog owners experienced a:
• 24% reduced risk of all-cause mortality;
• 65% reduced risk of mortality after heart attack; and
• 31% reduced risk of mortality due to cardiovascular-related issues.
Plus owning a dog can lower blood pressure.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style...47081.html
https://newsroom.heart.org/news/dog-owne...eview=82d2
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My dog approves of this thread! Heartflowers

Seriously, they do bring a lot of joy into one's life and they are better than a home alarm system for alerting you to possible threats.

Love my pooch!
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Might go to Greece for a week to help out at this rescue.



Liberate the power of love within and it is so powerful, it is a key to life. A life redeemed is a life in the hands of the Lord, the voice that said, "You are safe". Every morning he brings his word of unfailing love, he leads the redeemed, in strength he guides the redeemed to his holy dwelling.
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I am conflicted about whether I get another purebred or another pound pup.

I AM getting a dog.

Either

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Sheppard
Blue Heeler

Or a mutt.

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.
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(10-08-2019, 12:25 PM)Frigg Wrote: I am conflicted about whether I get another purebred or another pound pup.

I AM getting a dog.

Either

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Sheppard
Blue Heeler

Or a mutt.

You can't make a bad choice. You will know your pooch when you see him.
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(10-08-2019, 12:25 PM)Frigg Wrote: I am conflicted about whether I get another purebred or another pound pup.

I AM getting a dog.

Either

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Sheppard
Blue Heeler

Or a mutt.

If you go to the pound to get a dog and three dogs love you, how do you make up your mind?

Heartflowers

I met a beautiful dog the other it was a poodle border collie cross, I was done for, head over heels.

I keep meeting other people's dogs, I should ask them next time, do you ever require anyone to dog sit when you go on holiday, I'd look after your dog.

Chuckle
Liberate the power of love within and it is so powerful, it is a key to life. A life redeemed is a life in the hands of the Lord, the voice that said, "You are safe". Every morning he brings his word of unfailing love, he leads the redeemed, in strength he guides the redeemed to his holy dwelling.
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Every Mutt I have gotten has been top notch.

They KNOW you rescued them, and they don't forget it. Loyal to the death without hesitation.

You can't buy loyalty. You have to earn it.

...every Pure breed has been fantastic too.

I'm Conflicted but eager.

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.
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I've got to get rid of that damn feral cat Hitler. Little bastard likes clawing at my patio door to demand food. Off to the pound with him.
"One shitty decision away from disaster"
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(10-08-2019, 12:46 PM)Lobster Boy Wrote: I've got to get rid of that damn feral cat Hitler. Little bastard likes clawing at my patio door to demand food. Off to the pound with him.

Chuckle

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.
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(10-08-2019, 12:25 PM)Frigg Wrote: I am conflicted about whether I get another purebred or another pound pup.

I AM getting a dog.

Either

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Sheppard
Blue Heeler

Or a mutt.

Get a mutt...
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