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    Collaborations,  Mental Health,  Pets

    How A Pet Helps You During A Panic Attack

    Those who suffer from severe anxiety are often prone to panic attacks. These attacks can last for up to 20 minutes, and regular attacks can have such a detrimental effect on a person’s quality of life. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs are usually the first point of call when it comes to preventing future attacks from occurring, but how do you treat the symptoms during an actual attack? This is where a pet can be such a huge help. A DOG’S INCREDIBLE SENSE OF SMELL It is common knowledge that dogs have an extraordinary sense of smell, one that is far greater than that of humans. However, in addition to using…

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    Personal,  Pets

    Rum: My Jack Russell Valentine

    This week, since it was Valentine’s Day, I’ve been thinking about who I love most in the world. I mean, really love. Readers of my books will know that I always thank three names in every book: Alex, Luke and Rum. So, I think Rum deserves to have a blog post written about him! Rum is my dog. He’s a Jack Russell Terrier who thinks he is a kangaroo – yes, that’s who inspired Ripper in Leger’s Valentine. He’s a real character, unlike any other dog I’ve ever met. He loves watching Emmerdale, eating carrots and bananas and climbing on top of people. He gets away with it because he’s…