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The interview with the Dog Podcast Network shows which animals help people fight the loneliness of the pandemic

There is a secondary pandemic that can turn out to be just as devastating as the coronavirus. Loneliness and social isolation are significant health risks to the human species. “

– Dog Edition

KIHEI, MAUI, HAWAII, USA, April 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – DOG EDITION Exclusive | Turtles slowly zoom in with people: dogs pick up the slack

The interview with the Dog Podcast Network shows which animals help people fight the loneliness of the pandemic

There is a secondary pandemic that can turn out to be just as devastating as the coronavirus. Loneliness and social isolation are significant health risks to the human species.

Fortunately, other animals have reached out to help, according to a recent report on Dog Podcast Network’s flagship show DOG EDITION.
With Pets Together, a nonprofit broker, animals make virtual visits to people in nursing homes, residential facilities, medical centers … even libraries, camps, and school reading programs.

Some species volunteer more than others. Dogs in particular have turned out to be impressive in numbers. In a recent episode of DOG EDITION, Jennifer Bashford, Director of Pets Together stated:

“Think about when you will be walking your dog. Your dog is causing you to stop and talk to the other person when you may not have stopped.”

Most dog owners would agree that their dogs force them to make friends. But can virtual dog visits also help people?

It’s worth a try because reducing social isolation isn’t just a good idea. According to the CDC, it is an important health initiative. Loneliness can be seen as a health risk for smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. Loneliness predisposes people to heart disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and suicide.

There is ample evidence that therapy dogs help reduce social isolation … both at home and in groups. These programs are often tightly regulated. Not every dog ​​can be a therapy dog.

However, the forced self-isolation of the pandemic led to widespread adoption of video chat technology. Virtual visits now mean almost any animal can do the job … even those without a license.

Potato the Chihuahua for example. Bashford’s three year old dog may be naughty and a little chubby, but she is a champion video therapy bitch. “Some of our best volunteers are just like potato, who just sit here and do nothing.”

Other canine volunteers play the piano, do tricks, or dance for their human audience. You even dance to thriller in costume. “Everyone has a different way of putting their pet in front of the camera,” says Bashford.

Dogs are traditional therapy animals. But is there any way that can intervene to help people fight loneliness? Bashford reveals who’s slacking off when zooming in.

“They don’t have to be therapy dogs because they don’t actually go to an institution … they have tiny kittens … or we have a lot of people who have goats and live on farms that have goats and sheep. And we have a mini -Cow that is always a big hit. Chickens. Rabbits. We have a bearded lizard who … Guinea pigs, alpaca, llamas visited a phone call … I think the only animal we don’t have is a turtle . “

Humans can forgive turtles for being slow to respond to the health crisis. You’re just not that quick off the start line. As always, dogs are right by our side and sometimes lead back to good health.

About DOG EDITION from the Dog Podcast Network:
From the serious to the sublime … is it possible to have a news magazine formatted show all about dogs? DOG EDITION offers a resounding “Yes!” A global team of dog-obsessed journalists and storytellers produce … news, in-depth reports, analysis, features and interview segments in a weekly podcast.

DOG EDITION is the flagship of the Dog Podcast Network (DPN). DPN is the first of its kind: a podcasting network dedicated to dogs as much as we are. Brilliant sound, broadcast quality production values ​​and great storytelling.

Our dogs may not be our whole life, but they sure make our life whole. At DPN, our mission is to improve the quality of life for dogs and the people they love. Our goal is simple: entertain, inspire and inform.

DOG EDITION is our humble attempt to pay off our collective debt to mankind’s best friend. Dogs have been loyal companions for over 33,000 years … it’s time to return the favor and give All Things Dog special attention.

Amy Thomases
Dog Podcast Network
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April 27, 2021, 12:00 GMT


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