Hello everyone! Today we have another special treat for you! Cindy Aldridge from ourdogfriends.org has prepared a great topic about dogs that I think is sometimes overlooked but very powerful. She has written "Getting Your Mental Health Back on Track with a Canine Companion". After reading, I think you will agree just how much dogs can affect our mental health. Enjoy!
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For many people, struggling with their mental health is more of a challenge than getting over a physical ailment like the flu. Things that they used to enjoy feel like a struggle under the weight of depression, anxiety, or any of the myriad mental health issues Americans deal with everyday. While therapy and medication are necessary for most, people can also supplement their self care with other methods. For many people, adopting a dog helps occupy the mind, create a routine, and provide much needed affection for getting through mental health problems.
Top of the mornin’ to you! I am happy to be back and writing to you today. It has been a rainy and dark few days especially with Daylight Savings yesterday. The nice thing about it raining is that Riley doesn’t like the rain. Why is that good you ask? Well, when we go outside to do our business, he does it real quick! You might think he is being thoughtful of his dear mother who doesn’t want to get soaked waiting for him to pee, but it is really all about him. He hates getting his paws and fur wet! But at least it makes for a quick and productive potty break!
Good Morning friends! I don’t know about you, but so far this Fall I have been super busy! Paul, Riley, and I attended the Canine Carnival in Syracuse, NY last weekend to represent Coddled Canine and sell some products. We had a blast! It was so cool to meet customers face-to-face, since we sell almost completely online! I am looking forward to opportunities to do more events like that.
Now that we’ve settling back in at home after a busy weekend away, I want to talk about dog parks. When we were searching for housing, we needed something that was dog-friendly. We found our current apartment complex which is very pet friendly and even has a dog park! We thought that was awesome! After living here for a couple months, however, I realized that we tend to keep Riley away from other dogs we encounter. I think it is actually the responsible thing to do. Let me explain more.
Abbey is the owner of Coddled Canine and her dog, Riley. Join us on our crazy adventures as we journey through this awesome life together!
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