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Man’s best friend

Man’s best friend

The term ‘man’s best friend’ may be even more appropriate than ever. Recent research by an American psychologist has revealed that up to 42 per cent of middle-aged men are more likely to turn to their dog for emotional support during the tough times than they are their human friends or their partner.

The psychologist, Dr Chris Blazina, suggests that men are often reluctant to seek help – either from their social circles or via medical treatment but a strong bond with a canine friend might, in turn, help isolated men reconnect with people.

We think this just highlights another one of the great benefits of owning a pet.

You can read more about this on the ABC website here or even listen to an interview with Dr Blazina via RN radio on Life Matters here.

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