Interview Alert - Pets in Your Day May Keep Doctors at Bay!

     Internationally acclaimed author Meg Daley Olmert shares the latest
         scientific findings on the bond between humans and animals
        and its profound impact on our mental and physical well-being

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Meg Olmert, American documentary producer and
author of Made For Each Other, The Biology of the Human Animal Bond, is in
Toronto this week to deliver a one-time seminar at PawsWay Pet Discovery
Centre. For the past 16 years, she has collaborated with leading
neuroscientists to understand the brain chemistry that draws humans and
animals to each other and how pet ownership provides millions of people with
numerous health benefits.

    Speak with Meg and find out:

    -   Cool cat: Why interaction with pets may be the best way to trigger
        the release of oxytocin and other brain chemicals that protect our
        hearts and minds from the ravages of stress and loneliness.

    -   Pets over pills: How canine therapy is improving quality of life for
        American Veteran Soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress

    -   You get what you give: Why the way you treat your pet will impact the
        health benefits you receive.

    -   More cities, more problems: How our move to urban centres, away from
        animals, has increased rates of depression and anxiety in the past

    -   Symbiotic living: Why our interaction with animals not only benefits
        us, but them.

    -   It's all in our heads: Why the mental health benefits of pet
        ownership aren't merely in our imagination.

    WHO:      Meg Daley Olmert, American Author of Made For Each Other, The
              Biology of the Human-Animal Bond

    WHAT:     Speak with Olmert about the ancient and powerful brain
              chemistry that draws humans and animals together, and why
              loving and caring for animals can trigger safe, inexpensive
              and immediate health benefits.

    WHEN:     Interviews:    Friday June 5th, 2009
              Seminar:       Saturday June 6th, 2009
                             4:30 pm to 6 pm
                             PawsWay Pet Discovery Centre
                             245 Queens Quay, North Building, Toronto

For further information:

For further information: and to arrange an interview, please contact:
Aly Ruiz or Lorna Freeman, Environics Communications, (416) 969-2763, (416)

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