The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Spotlight: Pets and Health

In honor of #LoveYourPet Day on February 20, 2017, this month’s spotlight feature on HepatitisC.net is pets and health. We’re sharing info on how pets can impact living with hepatitis C, things to consider when owning a pet, and how you can care for your pet when you are not feeling so well.

There’s nothing better than watching a funny cat YouTube video or getting snuggles from your pet. But did you know that there are actual health benefits to pet ownership?

If you #LoveYourPet, we’ve got something for you to check out. Follow us on Twitter to talk about how your pet helps YOU. Use the hashtag #LoveYourPet and tweet us about how your pet helps you each day. Don’t have a pet? Stay tuned, our daily articles may give some tips!

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Loving Pets Help with Hep C
By Karen Hoyt – February 2, 2017
For some of us who live alone, or spend a lot of time at home, a pet becomes our companion. Pets give so much to their humans…
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My Best Friend and HCV
By Daryl Luster – January 1, 2016
One challenge I see often is around the feeling of being alone or a feeling of being on your own despite being surrounded by people…
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How does my HCV impact my pets?
By Jenelle Marie Davis – November 23, 2016
When a person believes they may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus, it can feel very scary and overwhelming…
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Companions and Illness
By Daryl Luster – October 18, 2016
One challenge I see often is around the feeling of being alone or a feeling of being on your own despite being surrounded by people…
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How have your pets made your life easier? Share your story with the community.
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