Healthy Bond for Life

Take a Day-cation with your Family and Pet

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Join The Pack Walk Challenge and support Healthy Bond for Life!

Twelve teams of dogs and their human companions compete in the Amazon Original series The Pack, which premiered on Prime Video on November 20.

Lace up, leash up, and get walking! The American Heart Association's Healthy Bond for Life encourages the bond between people and pets for better health, well-being and, potentially, a longer life.

Amazon Prime Video will match donations to the AHA's Healthy Bond for Life from November 21- December 1 when participants donate from the Challenge!*

*Donations received by the American Heart Association's Healthy Bond for Life via click-through from the Pack Walk Challenge From 12:00am on November 21st and 11:59pm PT on December 1 will be matched by Amazon Prime Video, up to a total of $33,333.33

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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.

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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.

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.

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Pet Bonding is Good for Your Health and Longer Life

Celebrate Best Friend Fridays While Working From Home

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While social interaction is limited, your non-human co-worker might be one of the best friends you can count on for emotional support.

Can owning a pet change your life?

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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?

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Studies have shown pet ownership may increase fitness levels, relieve stress, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and boost overall happiness and well-being.

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.

This is the 16th Puppy Bowl so we rounded up 16 facts you’ll want to read after viewing our Animal Planet video.

Move More in Style

Your dog can Go Red in our fashionable Go Red Gingham Dog Collar or Leash!

Proceeds benefit our mission to be a relentless force for longer, healthier lives.

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