Dogs & Human Health

The New Science of Dog Therapy & Therapy Dogs

by Milena Penkowa

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/06/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781452529028

About the Book

What if you could significantly improve your physical and mental health by taking a simple step that’s easy, rewarding, and fun?

Dr. Milena Penkowa says you can do that and more by owning a dog – and yet people continue to invest time and money in costly treatments before even considering a furry friend.

Dogs can stave off diseases and certain cancers, erase pain, and ease anxiety, depression, allergies, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders. Over the long term, they can also reduce the burden of dementia, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and autism.

This guidebook explains the scientifically proven benefits of dogs, and you’ll learn how dogs:

• change the human brain so it reacts and thinks differently;
• improve the immune system to make you more resilient than dog deprived individuals;
• boost and invigorate the human spirit and secure happiness;
• promote a life of longevity and healthiness.

Stop looking for fancy remedies to physical and mental problems, and start looking for a dog wagging its tail. Tap into a natural method to survive and thrive by learning about the fascinating connections between Dogs & Human Health.

About the Author

Milena Penkowa, M.D., Ph.D., DMSc is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, and a professional provider of dog-assisted therapy and canine cancer-detection. She was a professor of neuroprotection at the University of Copenhagen before she founded “Hjerneeksperten” (, a medical center providing second opinions within medicine, health, neuroprotection, and rehabilitation.