Amazing benefits to seniors having pets

Pets bring much joy to the lives they touch. So it should come as no surprise that the 2019-20 National Pet Owners Survey, which was conducted by the American Pet Products Association, found that about 85 million families in the United States own a pet. In Canada, 7.5 million households are home to companion animals, […]

Understanding “Dog Years”

“How old is your dog in human years?” That’s a question that most dog owners answer using the “multiply by 7” rule. Keep reading to learn more.  

Frontline workers get helping paw from “Dogtor” Loki

A therapy dog dubbed “Dogtor” Loki is being celebrated for going above and beyond in the line of duty. Read about the service dog that has been honored with an AKC Paw of Courage award.

World’s Oldest Cat Dies at Age 31

Rubble, the world’s oldest cat, has died at age 31: ‘He was an amazing companion,’ his owner says. Read more here. 

What You Need to Know About Animal Health & Young Children

Children and animals are a great combination, and research has found that growing up with pets is linked to higher self-esteem, cognitive development, and social skills. But diseases can travel between animals and humans, and children under five years of age can be particularly vulnerable to germs and illnesses from animals. The CDC has helpful […]

Oldest Golden Retriever in History Celebrates 20th Birthday – Virtually

With a dog-friendly cake and loved ones around her, August the golden retriever celebrated her birthday recently. But little did she know that as she licked the frosting off her cake, she was making history. Read about Auggie’s big day here.

Meet This Popular Essential Worker. And Give Her a Scratch Behind the Ear.

Children in the hospital lost many of their activities during Covid-19. More than ever, they rely on the contact and comfort of therapy dogs. Continue reading at The New York Times Photo Credit: Melissa Golden for The New York Times

Animal-assisted therapy offered virtually at hospice

Patients at Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice in Springfield have been receiving animal-assisted therapy virtually through photos and videos during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here. 

Virtual Veterinarians Keep Animals Healthy During the Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the healthcare industry, doctors and patients have migrated to telemedicine to resolve non-emergency health issues, including veterinarians. Take a look at how it works.

The Importance of Maintaining Pet Hydration

Rising summer temperatures mean pet owners should be extra vigilant when it comes to ensuring their pets get the right amount of water. July is National Pet Hydration Month, which is a great opportunity to learn more about dehydration and over-hydration.  Read here to learn more.