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Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald is a licensed acupuncturist, certified clinical nutritionist, and a homeopath. She has a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Doctorate in Homeopathic Medicine. She is the founder and Medical Director of the Santa Monica Wellness Center and her mission is to inspire others to live their passion, while creating and enjoying optimal physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
She blogs over at The Huffington Post. This week, she welcomed Bo, the 6-month-old Portugese Water Dog that is now our country's First Dog, the Obama family's new pet. Apparently Dr. Fitzgerald is plugged into the same energy we are, as she has this to say:
Many of us know that animals add to our emotional and spiritual well-being. Since we live in a day where just about anything can and is often researched, many studies have demonstrated that having a pet is good for our physical health as well! Apparently, while we are taking care of our pets, our pets are taking care of us.
Hear, hear! Let's hope many, many others begin to wake up to this reality and to the reality that it's not just physically intact, "perfect" pets who perform this wonderful, loving service to their chosen humans. Read more of the good doctor's post.