Less stress. Lots of love.
Best Friend Fridays™ celebrate our pet companions who are always there for us – helping us handle stress and boosting our physical and mental health. Having a pet is a Healthy Bond for Life™ that may help you live a longer, healthier life!
At work or at play, pets are the best. Take time each Friday to celebrate your pets and all they add to your life and post a photo or video using #BestFriendFridays.
Welcome to Best Friend Fridays
Pets make us better humans.
If you work from home, Best Friend Fridays can help you make it a habit to take short breaks during your workday to walk or play with your pets. This benefits both of you!
Pets are Our WFH #Coworkers
Pets make work better.
While social interaction is still limited, your non-human co-worker might be one of the best friends you can count on for emotional support.
Healthy Living With a Pet May Mean a Longer Life.
Your four-legged friend may help you do better after a heart attack or stroke and may help you live a longer, healthier life.
Your co-worker at home helps you have a happier, healthier mind.
Dogs and cats are family members and often best friends. As more of us are working from home, the bond with our pets can be a powerful partner in keeping us happier and healthier.
Cats, dogs and COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is aware of a small number of pets, including dogs and cats, being infected with the coronavirus after close contact with people with COVID-19. Only a few of the pets reported to be positive for the virus showed signs of illness.
Treat pets as you would other human family members. If someone in your household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including your pets.
As more states reopen their businesses and more people are out and about, we should continue to maintain physical distance from others when walking a pet and wear a mask when in public.
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Adopting a Dog Could Be Good for Your Heart
Watch and listen while Dan Schachner, the Puppy Bowl Referee Host / MC and Dog Trivia Master, speaks with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, about adopting a dog and how this can actually be good for your heart.
Can owning a pet change your life?
Spending time with your pet can be relaxing, encouraging the release of endorphins, which are brain chemicals that help us de-stress and feel good.
Why is your pet's weight important?
Studies have shown pet ownership may increase fitness levels, relieve stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and boost overall happiness and well-being.