Dog Lovers Connect and Find Pup-Approved Love

If you’re looking for someone who loves dogs just as much as you, look no further than the new dog-lover dating app, Dig. The app, created by sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, was created for people who “live a dog-forward lifestyle” and want to romantically connect with someone of a similar mindset. Read more at […]

Bark it up! It’s International Dog Day!

Where would we be without our dogs? Dog owners know that every day is dog day, but August 26 is International Dog Day, so take a moment to celebrate Fido and his furry friends. Read more about the importance of pets in our lives here.

Do You Have a New Kitten or Puppy? Here’s What You Need to Know about Flea and Tick Prevention

In the midst of the public health pandemic, many have expanded their families to include new or more pets. For those with puppies and kittens, there’s a lot to learn about animal care and well being. Keeping your fur baby (and you) healthy by preventing fleas and ticks is an essential part of pet ownership. […]

Pandemic blues? Turns out, our pets have been waiting for this moment

As a child, Jen Currin-McCulloch noticed the effects of the human-animal bond while following her dad around his veterinary clinic. “I began to notice the strong bonds that humans had with their animals, and the roles that they played in their lives for companionship, comfort, and a sense of purpose,” she said. Continue reading to […]

Get Healthy, Get a Dog: The Health Benefits of Canine Companionship

Dog owners know that their furry friends offer unparalleled companionship. A growing body of research shows they also do much more: owning a dog can prompt you to be more physically active, reduce feelings of isolation, calm jagged nerves, and improve the lives of older individuals.   Read more from Harvard Health Publishing.

Does Your Cat Blink Around You? That Means You Make Them Feel Comfortable, Research Says

If cats are part of your family, you likely already know that these four-legged friends have some adorably quirky personality traits. Whether your pets love to purr or frequently rub against you, many of their behaviors let you know when they’re in good spirits. But what does it mean when your cat gives you a slow […]

Cat Lovers Connect and Create Feline-Focused Couples

Just in time for International Cat Day on August 8,  cat lovers rejoice! There is now a dating app made specifically for cat people to connect — Tabby. Created by sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, the app is designed “for both cat lovers and cat owners,” according to a release. “Cat-lovers will be able to meet […]

Celebrating International Cat Day

Has there ever been a better time to celebrate our pets? August is 8 is International Cat Day, so take a moment to recognize what cat owners around the world know: we’re better because of our furry friends. Read more here. 

Happy as pigs in mud: Harrisburg girl navigates disability with assistance pet

Hannah Hartley’s just like any other 10-year-old with a pet. The two are inseparable: They share a room, play outside and unwind on the couch together. Hannah feeds her beloved Stormcloud — Stormy, for short — plenty of treats, provides ample belly rubs and picks up after her droppings during walks. But Stormy’s no dog. […]

USDA and Maine CDC team up to distribute rabies vaccines in the wild

AUGUSTA, Maine — Oral rabies vaccine baits will be distributed in northeastern Maine beginning on or about Aug. 3 through Aug. 7 as part of ongoing, cooperative rabies control efforts aimed at reducing the spread of raccoon rabies in Maine. Approximately 385,000 ORV baits targeting raccoons will be distributed by air and ground over a […]