The Health Benefits of Dogs. A presentation about the mental and physical health benefits owning a dog can bring you.
This is my special way of saying thank you to my lovely dog for all those 'walkies' we've had together.
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Thanks to these Sources:
National Pet Month (http://nationalpetmonth.org.uk)
Ontario Veterinary MedicalAssociation (http://www.ovma.org)
Pets Are Wonderful Support (http://www.pawssf.org)
BBC News – Dog-owners ‘lead healthier lives’ (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6279701.stm)
Cesar Millan (http://www.cesarsway.com/)
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