December 16, 2011
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The holidays are filled with excitement. The weather is crisp, and holiday music is in full swing. With so much to be thankful for this time of year, people can ironically be a little stressed during the holidays. Whether it be the pressure of entertaining, finding the perfect holiday gifts, or cooking for a full house, tension can occur this time of year. HSCAZ has the answer to your “holiday pains,” though. Simply sit down and enjoy the company of a furry friend. Animals can offer an enormous amount of joy to your life. The sheer fact that companion animal’s guardians have lower blood pressure is astonishing, putting them at a reduced risk of heart disease. Animals are not only beautiful and entertaining to be around, but they know when you’re upset or in a time of need. I can’t count how many times my dogs have been the “first responders” when I’m upset or simply in a gloomy mood.