The Science Behind the Human-Animal Bond

    It’s a scientific fact that animals can boost our emotional and physical health. Have you ever wondered how that happens? Read on for the research that explains the human-animal bond.

Dog Years: New Research Will Track Canine Aging

MONDAY, Feb. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Joshua Akey admits he didn’t care much for dogs in his youth. “My wife, who grew up with dogs, convinced me that we should get a dog our first year in graduate school. I very begrudgingly agreed, and have been a dog person ever since,” said Akey, a […]

Dog who survived being set on fire becomes therapy dog for victims of abuse

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Her scars tell her story of survival. But chances are, when you first lay eyes on Denali, this dog‘s smile and the wagging of her tail tell a completely different story. “She’s so happy, that her whole body wags when her tail wags,” said Karey Burek, who adopted Denali three years ago. Continue reading […]

National Love Your Pet Day

Isn’t every day ‘love your pet day?’ Actually, February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! Celebrate by watching this heartwarming video.

Pet therapy group visits campus, alleviates stress

Alexander Gustanski, Campus Reporter FEBRUARY 16, 2022 Last week, the Fur Angels charity visited the Oakland Center. Handlers brought their dogs to OU for students to engage in canine therapy. The Fur Angels visited campus to help students with their first full week of in-person classes since December. The Fur Angels are a pet therapy […]

Everything You need to Know About Cuddling With Your Dog

Affection between pups and people can be the best part of owning a dog, but have you ever thought about why your dog wants to cuddle sometimes and not others? Learn more about what may be going on when your dog wants to cuddle.

Seven Things to Keep Your Pet Healthy

Our pets do so many things to help us – they provide comfort, lower our blood pressure, keep us entertained and social. Make sure you’re doing all you can to help your pet. Here are seven things to keep your pet healthy.

How animals could help provide health benefits

A lot of people grow up around a pet, whether they have one of their own or someone they know does. Many people are first introduced to animals as children. What children are too young to understand is that pets can help contribute to a less stressful life along with other potential health benefits. Research […]

Animal Medicines & Compounding: Ask Your Veterinarian

Safe and effective medicines are important tools for veterinarians, and the FDA is tasked with ensuring those tools that are allowed in the marketplace will improve and protect animal health.   If used correctly and legally, the process of compounding, which is the manipulation of an approved drug to meet the medical needs of a […]

The Human-Animal Bond

Research shows that animals can directly affect the health and well-being of people, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Learn more here.