Clinic Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 to 5:30
Sat. by appointment only

Location:
31310 Woodhaven Trail
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

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Phone Numbers:
651-258-4050 office
651-258-4051 fax
651-222-0885 Twin Cities

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THE HUMAN - ANIMAL BOND

Responsible pet ownership involves a constant commitment of time, communication and leadership skills. It is a small price to pay for the unconditional love, health benefits and services that pets provide. The connection and relationship you experience with your animal is extremely important for your psychological and physical health. Medical science has found that pet owners lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. For people of all ages, dogs are tail wagging psychologists and face licking social workers. For many, it is easier to express affection to and receive affection from an animal, than from another human. CVS has embraced the “Human Animal Bond” awareness. Our mission is to educate and support pet owners, so you can better understand your animal family members.

We believe that when we train pets to reach their maximum potential, we enrich the relationship and build a foundation of communication that supports the “human animal bond” throughout their life.

Benefits of pet ownership:

  • Aids in childhood development
  • Teaches responsibility
  • Enhances family life
  • Provides unconditional love
  • Provides comfort and relaxation
  • Supports mental and physical health
  • Builds self esteem and sense of well being
  • Encourages owners to socialize with other people that have similar interests
  • Encourages owners to exercise outdoors and enjoy the fresh air which improves physical health
  • Increases the survival rate after a serious illness
  • Increases life expectancy
  • Reduces stress
  • Reduces blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels
  • Decreases anxiety, depression, and loneliness
  • Decreases minor health problems and fewer medical appointments

Pets provide life sustaining support (quality of life):

  • Animal Assisted Therapy A wonderful experience for those receiving therapy as well as those sharing their precious pets. Nursing home patients who have not spoken in long periods of time----relax, interact and talk to the pets.
  • Horse Therapy Riding horses teaches balance and flexibility for the handicapped. It also provides a sense of accomplishment for those involved.
  • Service Dogs Dog’s willingly adapt to the needs of their people (guide the blind, assist the deaf, assist the mobility impaired, alert epileptic owners before a seizure starts, monitor “freezing” in Parkinson patients, alert hypoglycemic patients, detect early cancer stages in patients, and shut off lights or pick up objects for the wheel chair impaired.
  • Police Dogs Protect and defend their officers as well as the general public. The dogs serve and protect their soldiers who at war. They sniff drugs, explosives and dangerous chemicals.
  • Search and Rescue Dogs Use their powerful sense of smell to locate lost children and adults, or injured people.

Dr. Winter and the CVS staff are thankful to be working in a profession that expresses how we feel about the animals. All of us share our personal and professional lives with our horse’s dogs and cats. We firmly believe in and promote the “human animal bond”.

 
 

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