National Pet Day

Apr 11, 2022
National Pet Day

Pets are more than just animals. No matter how fluffy, feathery or non-fluffy/feathery they are, our pets are our family. Today we honor and celebrate our extended family for all the joy and love they bring into our lives. 

Fun Fact: It's no secret that pets can contribute to your happiness. Studies show that dogs reduce stress, anxiety and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and improve your overall health. For example, people with dogs tend to have lower blood pressure and are less likely to develop heart disease. Read more.

Did you know? 

Dogs have 40x larger brain cells that detect smell. So your dog smells things that you never could. This is why law enforcement can train dogs to detect drugs, bombs and even money. 

Wellview’s very own Health Advisor, Madison Campbell, and her active pup, Chip, on a hike at Blood Mountain. Chip looks pawsitively happy with his human by his side. 

Fun Fact: Though surveys vary, amongst the top most popular pets in America are: Dogs.  46.3 million - Cats. 38.9 million - Fish. 12.6 million - Birds. 5.7 million


We are not biased here at Wellview though…

Check out these chicks! ​​Mental Health Provider Stephanie Hemmingway’s farm life is very grounding with her 3 cats, 3 dogs and 10 chickens. She loves providing her children with enriching opportunities to be outside with the animals. 


Fun Fact: Did you know that your pets can enhance social engagement? Studies have found that when someone is out and about with a dog, people consider them to be more approachable than someone without a dog. Read more.


Health Advisor Ann Strader and her loyal Sami girl can be found cuddling and doing yoga on a regular basis. Sami just gave birth to a healthy litter of six cuties. 

Fun Fact: Colleen Paige, animal welfare advocate and pet and family lifestyle expert, founded National Pet Day in 2006 to celebrate the joy pets can bring to us. But she also wanted to bring attention to the ongoing needs of many pets of all kinds waiting in shelters to be adopted. She encouraged people who want purebred dogs and cats to contact rescue organizations instead of going to a breeder. “Don’t shop! Adopt!” has become the holiday motto. Read more.

This is Care Team Lead Casey Edmonds’ Brew Bunny, a rescue who was found in a Sierra Nevada Brewery paperbag. Brew loves reading (destroying) the New Yorker and Wall Street Journal donated by his neighbors who have fallen in love with this sweetie. 

Did you know? 

A wild bunny can reach speeds of up to 35 miles an hour and can cover several miles a day. As prey animals, this speed and wide awareness of his/her surroundings can be an exceptional tool in survival. This means that a domesticated rabbit needs an inside space that offers ample room to hop and play and is fully bunny proofed and protected from potential predators. 

Fun Fact: Our pets can have a bit of a sixth sense. Often our pets have heightened senses like smell, hearing or sight. They can also detect mood, illness, abnormal weather patterns, danger, and may even sense things we cannot. There is much to learn about what all our pets do for us. Until then we will love and appreciate all they already do just by being a part of our lives. 

Running Coaching and Health Adviser Jeanne Torre’s, Murdock doing what he loves best-riding in the car. Look at that smile!

We love our pets and invite the opportunity for you to share yours with us too. Feel free to email a photo of your beloved animal(s) with a 1-2 sentence brief on how much he or she means to you with a chance to be featured in a future post. 

Click HERE to learn more about the Wellview services available to you. We can’t wait to work with you!

– Casey Edmonds, MPH, CHWC, CILC, CMS, CPT

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