Pet Awareness - November

November Is Adopt A Dog Awareness Month

It has been shown that regular contact with domestic animals can lower the risk of a certain number of serious conditions. Having a cat around can reduce the risk of having a hearth attack or a stroke, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota.

AnimalShelter.org has a large database of animals to help you search for your next pet.

The AnimalShelter.org web site was created in an effort to place homeless animals throughout the United States. These animals are often located in one of thousands of animal shelters and rescue’s throughout the Country which offer a temporary placement while a loving family is found. At the AnimalShelter.org we provide a database of animals which will allow you to search for your next pet based on animal type, breed, size, gender and location. You can also search through our growing directory which now includes, animal shelters, lost, found or adoptable pets, pet meds, dog parks, and hundreds of frequently asked questions. If you would like to make a gift or support our cause please purchase a ribbon from our animal shelter support page. Remember adopting a pet is saving a life.

It has been known for quite some time that psychological stress and anxiety can cause cardiovascular events, especially heart attacks. However, stress and anxiety can be relieved when you have a pet around. Dog owners suffer less from ill health, they have lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure. The presence of dogs can reduce the risk of spikes in blood pressure due to stress or tension. Cats can also improve the chances of survival after life threatening illnesses, as they also help in lowering blood pressure.

The emotional support offered by an animal can be greater than what other people can offer. Older people can experience the need to be needed when they are around a pet. Children that have pets also have higher levels of self-esteem and can function better emotionally, according to another study.

Source: Animal Shelter.org