Here’s Why Your Dog Will Make You Healthier

Need a reason to love your dog more than you already do? How about these 5 health benefits? Anyone who has ever owned a dog is likely to agree that life is simply better when you have a furry companion by your side. Man’s (or woman’s) best friend offers unconditional love. They are a devoted […]

Twenty Percent of Dogs Experience Some Form of Ear Disease

The shape of dogs’ ear canals makes them more susceptible to ear infections, which can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or ear mites. Dog owners may notice head shaking, scratching, or discharge that indicate an infection. Your veterinarian can relieve the pain and prevent the spread of infection. Unfortunately, most treatments involve touching the affected […]

Dogs show heightened brain responsiveness to certain speech patterns, particularly from women who use the cute-sie voice.

A recent study has taken an intriguing look into the world of dog-human communication, giving us a new understanding about the ways dogs respond to human speech. The study, conducted by researchers from the Department of Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University, found that dogs’ brains are sensitive to a specific tone of voice often referred […]

Yes, Dogs Knows When You’re Stressed. Maybe They Smell It.

It’s not your imagination; your dog knows when you’re upset or stressed. Early research indicates that one of the ways dogs can detect human stress is through their powerful noses.

Economic Impact of the Animal Health Industry

As other industries struggled because of COVID-19 restrictions and supply chain disruptions, the animal health industry made gains propelled by the human-animal bond, increased global focus on zoonosis’s impact on public health and food security. With nearly $14 billion in sales of medicines at home and abroad, our industry directly supports 24,094 jobs and accounts […]

A bundle of fluff when you’re feeling ruff

Pet therapy animals bring comfort to children and adults in the hospital. They can help lower blood pressure, pain levels and the feeling of loneliness. Photos courtesy of Pet Partners A visit with a furry four-legged friend is a dream of many. The power of pet companionship extends above and beyond long walks, countless games […]

What Makes Dogs So Special? Love

Mark International Dog Day by learning about the source of our endearing relationships with dogs. A growing body of science points to one special canine trait that shapes their behavior: our beloved pups have a unique capacity to love.

The Fascinating History of the Bond Between Cats & Humans

A 2021 study found that the cat’s genomic structure is more similar to humans than nearly any other non-primate mammal. Learn about the evolution of the unique connection between cats and people.

Feline Asthma, a Progressive Condition with No Cure

If your cat wheezes, coughs, or hacks, it may have asthma. Symptoms can vary in intensity, ranging from acute respiratory crises to chronic, low-grade coughing, elevated respiratory rate, or increased respiratory effort.   Flare-ups can vary in intensity from mild to life threatening. Although cats can never be truly “cured” of asthma, by carefully monitoring […]

Tired of the Kitty Alarm in the Middle of the Night? Try This

Waking people up in the middle of the night just might be the least endearing cat behavior. The good news is that the overnight cat alarm clock can be reset.