The Best Walking Partner: Man vs. Dog – Well Blog –

photo:Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times  A dog will never try to talk you out of going for a walk.

Is it better to walk a human or to walk a dog?

New research from the University of Missouri has found that people who walk dogs are more consistent about regular exercise and show more improvement in fitness than people who walk with a human companion. In a 12-week study of 54 older adults at an assisted living home, 35 people were assigned to a walking program for five days a week, while the remaining 19 served as a control group. Among the walkers, 23 selected a friend or spouse to serve as a regular walking partner along a trail laid out near the home. Another 12 participants took a bus daily to a local animal shelter where they were assigned a dog to walk. more…

FREE Micro-chipping

Hamilton County Humane Shelter will be micro-chipping at the Westfield Huntington Bank (State Rd. 32 & Carey Road) on Thrusday, September 18th, from 4:30 – 6 p.m.. In addition to free micro-chipping, pet adoptions, beverages and hors d’oeurves will be available.


I’ve always been paranoid about bloat. It’s onset is so sudden. I came across this chart of symptoms in one of my groups. Hope you find it helpful.