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Pets: Fur Your Health

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Adding a pet or two to your household can improve your quality of life.
Air Date: 12/27/16
Duration: 23:55
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Jeff Werber, DVM
Dr. Jeff WerberDr. Jeff Werber has dedicated his life to the care and protection of animals. A renowned veterinarian and pet parenting specialist, Dr. Jeff maintains that pets are more than just companions; they are part of the family and deserve to be treated that way.

A top graduate of the University of California Davis Veterinary School, Dr. Jeff established his Los Angeles-based private clinic, Century Veterinary Group, in 1988. Dr. Jeff cares for the pets of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Britney Spears, Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck, Eddie Murphy, Paula Abdul, Rod Stewart, Mark Wahlberg, Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt and many more... along with those of "everyday" pet owners.

He is a highly sought after and frequent guest speaker on a number of national news programs and has lent his expertise on The Dr. Oz Show, CBS's The Early Show and Sunday Morning, CNN Sunday Morning, Fox News Channel and Rachael Ray. As an Emmy Award winning veterinarian, he has hosted the wildly popular Petcetera on Animal Planet Network, sharing his compassion and knowledge with millions of viewers around the country, encouraging responsible pet ownership and care.

Dr. Jeff is dedicates his time to many groups in the animal welfare community, such as Best Friends Animal Society, Last Chance for Animals, Hounds and Heroes and a number of rescue groups including Angel City Pits, Ace of Hearts, Forever Fido, Wags and Walks, Furry Friends, Eloise, Bill Foundation, among others. He also serves on the advisory board of Veterinary Economics Magazine.

Dr. Jeff has translated a childhood love of pets into a career committed to raising and shaping national awareness of the importance of high quality pet care.
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/DrJeffWerber
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrWerber
Pets: Fur Your Health
Pets are amazing companions that can provide numerous health benefits.

Kids who are raised in a household with pets tend to have fewer allergies and less incidence of asthma. Their immune systems are constantly being stimulated by pets, making their immune systems stronger.

Pets are natural mood enhancers. Petting an animal lowers your blood pressure. Calmness and relaxation encompasses you. They even have the ability to reduce depression. Knowing you get to come home to a loving critter can carry you through rough days.

The responsibility associated with a pet gives you purpose. Feeding, walking, playtime and training keep you engaged and mindful. Fifteen percent of surviving spouses live longer if they have a pet. There’s still someone to share life with after the loss.

Dogs are fantastic service animals. They can detect a drop in blood sugar immediately. They can also detect seizures.

Know someone who is afraid of having a pet? It’s best to introduce them to small animals like puppies and kittens.

You may hesitate to get a pet because you’re concerned about leaving the pet home alone. There are many options for boarding, and on-demand pet sitting services are becoming much more popular and available.

Listen in as Dr. Jeff Werber joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how your health can improve by sharing your life with pets.
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