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New Study: Stressed Owners Could Lead to Stressed Dogs
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You know how we always say that when it comes to amputation recovery for both cats and dogs, it’s important to project a strong, pawsitive attitude because animals mirror our emotions? Well here’s a study that confirms how true that is. Fascinating work! We’d love to see a study like this for cats and their humans.

Stressed owners could lead to stressed dogs

Researchers from the University of Vienna conducted a study to see how owners and dogs might influence each other in adaptation to stressful situations. They wanted to see whether human and dog personalities might make the other more or less able to handle stress. READ MORE

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Does this say that female owners with male dogs are the most stressed?   Uh oh.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

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Well this does make a lot of sense! Shelby was very tuned into my emotions … always. And so when in our journey, I would leave the apt to have my meltdowns but I am sure she did had a sense of what I was feeling. But I did really focus on positiveness!

And little Jasper … well… I think she’s not aware but she’s been bat crazy all week and I have had a sh!tastic week so I think there is something to be said there. She also soothes me which is probably why she’s a great dog on a plane … calm mom / calm dog / emotional support! I firmly believe in the power of ESA animals for traveling! 

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Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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