Healthy Bond for Life

How do you bond with your pet?

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Horses Have Heart

Animals can help you get more exercise, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, cut stress and boost happiness. That’s why we launched Horses Have Heart – a nationwide community celebrating the love of horses for good health and well-being.

Join Horses Have Heart and we’ll help you take care of yourself as well as your care for your horses.

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Less stress. Lots of love.

Best Friend Fridays™ celebrate our pet companions who are always there for us – helping us handle stress and boosting our physical and mental health. Having a pet is a Healthy Bond for Life™ that may help you live a longer, healthier life!

At work or at play, pets are the best. Take time each Friday to celebrate your pets and all they add to your life and post a photo or video using #BestFriendFridays.

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Welcome to Best Friend Fridays

Pets make us better humans.

If you work from home, Best Friend Fridays can help you make it a habit to take short breaks during your workday to walk or play with your pets. This benefits both of you!

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Pets are Our WFH #Coworkers

Pets make work better.

While social interaction is still limited, your non-human co-worker might be one of the best friends you can count on for emotional support.

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Do You Have A Pet Guardian In Place?

Now you can use FreeWill, a free, online tool to help write your will or trust and name a person or organization as the guardian for your pet!

This ensures that no matter what, your best friend is always taken care of. It only takes 20 minutes to complete!

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Your co-worker at home helps you have a happier, healthier mind.

Dogs and cats are family members and often best friends. As more of us are working from home, the bond with our pets can be a powerful partner in keeping us happier and healthier.

Cats, dogs and COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is aware of a small number of pets, including dogs and cats, being infected with the coronavirus after close contact with people with COVID-19. Only a few of the pets reported to be positive for the virus showed signs of illness.

Treat pets as you would other human family members. If someone in your household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including your pets.

As more states reopen their businesses and more people are out and about, we should continue to maintain physical distance from others when walking a pet and wear a mask when in public.

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Pet Bonding is Good for Your Health and Longer Life

Adopting a Dog Could Be Good for Your Heart

Watch and listen while Dan Schachner, the Puppy Bowl Referee Host / MC and Dog Trivia Master, speaks with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, about adopting a dog and how this can actually be good for your heart.

Can owning a pet change your life?

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Spending time with your pet can be relaxing, encouraging the release of endorphins, which are brain chemicals that help us de-stress and feel good.

Why is your pet's weight  important?

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Studies have shown pet ownership may increase fitness levels, relieve stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and boost overall happiness and well-being.

Move More in Style

Your dog can Go Red in our fashionable Go Red Gingham Dog Collar or Leash!

Proceeds benefit our mission to be a relentless force for longer, healthier lives.

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