Pet Essentials

Pets are people, too…

We have lots of pet owners here at LifeSource, and we’re just as concerned about the health of our furry family members as we are about our own health.

That’s why you’ll find our Pet department with products chosen with an eye to the same high standards as we have in the rest of our store: healthy, all natural, and environmentally friendly.

We have everything from all natural pet foods to toys, treats, and supplements to keep your pets happy, healthy, and chemical free!

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photo by: Yukari*

How Pets Keep You Happy and Healthy

If you’ve ever loved a pet, you know the joy an animal can add to your life. Now mounting evidence shows that pets can do a whole lot more for your health and well-being than just bring a smile to your face. Studies suggest that animal companionship can do everything from lowering blood pressure and protecting your heart, to improving self-esteem and helping keep you fit.

“The benefits of pet ownership are probably multifaceted,” says Allen R. McConnell, Ph.D., of Miami University in Ohio, whose work “Friends With Benefits: On the Positive Consequences of Pet Ownership” appeared in the July the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “Our paper shows that people whose pets provided greater social needs fulfillment benefited more from owning pets. That is, those who found that their pet contributed to their sense of belongingness, self-worth, perceptions of control, and meaningful existence fared best.”

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