Southern Cross Healthcare endorses dog ownership

Well done to Southern Cross Healthcare, New Zealand’s leading private healthcare insurance company.

The company is celebrating its 50th year in business and as part of the celebrations they’ve published their 50 tips for living life well (Alive magazine, Issue 7).    As part of these tips, the firm recognises the health value of dog ownership.

Tip #13  Dog owners lead a healthier lifestyle.  Dogs help buffer stress and also assist in facilitating more physical activity

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand

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