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Any dog owner can tell you that dogs are capable of that defining human emotion, love. Science, however, will disagree. Clive Wynne is a noted scientist who offers proof that dogs feel love, generate love, are love.
 
In DOG IS LOVE: Why and How Your Dog Loves You, pioneering canine behaviorist Clive Wynne reveals that dogs’ capacity for love, not their intelligence or submissiveness, lies at the heart of human-canine relationships.
 
Drawing on cutting-edge studies from labs around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from the genes that code for loving behavior, through brain states that register and direct dogs’ affection for people, to the hormones that exactly match those in humans that show love.
 
Among the topics that DOG IS LOVE illuminates:
* How dogs are capable of building bridges of affection between species
* What conditions are needed in a dog’s early life to ensure that bonds of affection are forged
* How dogs developed the ability to love in a short - by evolutionary standards - period of time
* How we can use this knowledge to help dogs lead richer, more satisfying lives
 
Clive Wynne, Ph.D. is the founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University. He is widely published and has appeared on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, and the BBC. 
 
Founder of the Popular Blog The Conscious Cat, 
Ingrid King 
Offers Cat Influenced Lessons on How to Live a Joyful and Inspired Life, 
In Brand New Book
Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style

“Ingrid King brings us closer to understanding the everyday reality of cats and, finally, what we can learn about our own lives through better appreciating theirs.” – Jackson Galaxy, Host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell”
 
Ingrid King explores our relationships with cats by combining her professional expertise with compassionate insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. In Purrs of Wisdom (Mango Media; June 2016; $14.95; Paperback ISBN: 978-1633532892), King artfully delivers pearls of wisdom celebrating all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise.
 
In Purrs of Wisdom, Ingrid King reveals to readers that their cats are sensitive creatures who pick up on their emotions, and therefore there is a direct correlation between their emotions and their cat’s. Her “purrs of wisdom” featured throughout the book appeal to readers who are in search of a better life. Ingrid breaks the insights into four categories in the book: practical, spiritual, transformational, and philosophical “purrs of wisdom.” Some of the topics discussed in the book are:
 
  • The Benefits of Stretching;
  • 7 Habits of Happy Cats and Humans;
  • The Value of Doing Nothing;
  • How to be Content;
  • When Work Becomes Play;
  • Take Time for Yourself;
  • Random Acts of Kindness; and
  • Accepting What Is.

The book is perfect for cat lovers looking to improve their lives with the help of their feline companion. 

About the Author
Ingrid King is the award-winning author of Buckley’s Story: Lessons from a Feline Master TeacherPurrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline StyleAdventures in Veterinary Medicine: What Working in Veterinary Hospitals Taught Me About Life, Love and Myself and Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats With a BIG Attitude and publisher of the multiple award-winning blog The Conscious Cat. Her site is a comprehensive resource for conscious living, health, and happiness for cats and their humans. Ingrid lives in Northern Virginia with her tortoiseshell cats Allegra and Ruby, who also serve as editorial assistants and occasional contributors to The Conscious Cat. For more information about Ingrid, please visit www.ConsciousCat.com.
 
About Mango Media
Mango Media is headquartered in Coral Gables, FL and partners with top-rated YouTubers, Instagrammers and bloggers to publish book titles of different genres. The company’s innovative business model is seeking to transform publishing into more of a level creative playing field where dynamic and new authors emerge from social media.

 

The More Pet Owners Learn about Scientific Research on the Benefits of the Human-Animal Bond, the Better They’ll Care for their Companion Animals

(Washington, D.C.) September 7, 2016 – The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation today announced the findings of a new survey on the impact of knowledge of the scientific benefits of the human-animal bond on how pet owners care for their companion animals. The survey asked pet owners about their awareness of research that shows pets improve human health and found that this knowledge has the power to motivate them to take better care of their pets in important ways.

“Scientific research shows that pets are good for our health, improving heart health, relieving stress and positively impacting conditions from autism to PTSD,” said HABRI Executive Director, Steven Feldman. “Now, for the first time, we have data to show that it’s a two-way street – when we know how good pets are for us, we are more likely to take better care of them!”

According to the survey, seventy-one percent of pet owners were aware of scientifically-documented health benefits from pets. Most importantly, when asked how knowledge of the scientific research on the human-animal bond would affect their actions:

  • 89% of pet owners said they were more likely to take better care of their pets
  • 75% of pet owners said they were more likely to microchip a pet to ensure it can be found if lost or stolen
  • 51% of pet owners said they were more likely to purchase pet health insurance
  • 62% of pet owners said they were less likely to skip visits to the veterinarian
  • 74% of pet owners said they were less likely to give up a pet for any reason
  • 88% of pet owners said they were more likely to provide their pets with high-quality nutrition
  • 92% of pet owners said they were more likely to maintain their pet’s health, including keeping up with vaccines and preventative medicine

The survey also examined how different generations of pet owners viewed and reacted to the human-animal bond. For millennials, in particular, learning about the scientific research on the health benefits of pets had a large impact:

  • 80% of millennials said this information makes them more likely to bring their pet along when they go out
  • 75% of millennials said this information makes them more likely to travel with their pets 
  • 74% of millennials said this information makes them more likely to get an additional pet
  • 74% of millennials think employers should consider allowing employees to bring pets to work

“When pet owners are educated about the scientific research on the human-animal bond, the response is tremendously positive for the welfare of the pet population,” said researcher Michael Cohen, Ph.D. “This research tells me that veterinarians and animal shelters should be talking about the benefits of pets to human health.”

The survey also asked pet owners about increased support for pet ownership in society:

  • 84% agree health and life insurance companies should give discounts for owing a pet
  • 87% would be more likely to buy products from pet-friendly businesses
  • 69% agree the government should help make it more affordable to own a pet
  • 88% agree doctors and specialists should recommend pets to patients for healthier living

“As HABRI continues to fund human-animal bond research, it will work hard to educate pet owners and the general public about the positive impacts of pet ownership on human health,” Feldman added. “As more people experience the healing power of the human-animal bond, more and more pets can get the highest level of care and welfare.”

The online survey, conducted by the Cohen Research Group, included 2,000 interviews and had a margin of error of +2.2%.

The HABRI Foundation maintains the world’s largest online library of human-animal bond research and information; funds innovative research projects to scientifically document the health benefits of companion animals; and informs the public about human-animal bond research and the beneficial role of companion animals in society. For more information about the HABRI Foundation, visit www.habri.org.