All dogs are ‘therapy dogs’

Most researchers believe dogs are sensitive to our behaviors, body language and emotions. Many times, these four-legged therapists offer comfort when we need them the most. A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out our 7-year-old Lab Teddy’s toy basket, and when I pulled out seven tug-of-war toys I immediately slumped, then sighed and fought […]

The Innovative World of Animal Nutrition

Just as humans have become more aware of and discriminating about what goes into their bodies, so have those in charge of nutritional decisions for animals. Companion animals have very different nutritional needs than performance animals such as horses, and the animal health industry is committed to delivering a wide range of nutritional products to […]

Staying Safe Around Pets Keeps People & Animals Healthy

Almost all dog and cat owners consider their pets to be like a part of the family. But that doesn’t mean that it’s safe to treat pets the way you would treat human household members. It’s important to maintain cleanliness and supervise the ways in which people – especially children – interact with pets. The […]

Animal Medicines Are Strictly Regulated

  Before they can be manufactured or marketed, animal medicines are subject to much of the same rigorous approval processes as human medicines. Once approved, animal medicines remain heavily regulated and are subject to strict laws that protect animals, humans, and the environment. Learn more

Local volunteers taking therapy dogs to Boulder to provide comfort to community

COLORADO SPRINGS — Handling the tragedy of Monday’s mass shooting in Boulder can be hard for many, but a locally-founded group is hoping to provide comfort for the community one pet at a time. Go Team Therapy, Crisis and Airport dogs and their handlers have been making trips to Boulder after the deadly shooting that […]

Prevention that Works: Protect Your Pet from Fleas and Ticks

They may be tiny, but they can cause a world of trouble. Fleas and ticks can make your cats and dogs uncomfortable, and they can also spread potentially debilitating disease to humans like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. More about staying ahead these problematic pests.

Therapy Dogs at Forest Glen Middle Bring More than Comfort to Students and Teachers

Each day over the last three years, the peer counseling teacher at Forest Glen Middle School has brought two of man’s best friends into the workplace. Great Danes Brutus and Bodhi are staples at the school, and owner Shawna Meyer said even Principal Forsman likes to check in with them now and then. The dogs, part of […]

Five Immunizations That Are Changing the World

The discovery of the smallpox vaccine more than 200 years ago fundamentally changed the way we approach preventing and managing diseases, opening the door for revolutions in public health that have saved millions of lives. With vaccines in the news daily, we thought it might be useful to showcase a few vaccines that are not […]

One Health in Action – Reducing Disease Risk for Youth in Agriculture

Sometimes we get a stark reminder of how closely the health of people is tied to the health of animals. In 2011, when there was an outbreak of viral infections among youth who had been exposed to pigs at agricultural fairs, the CDC and USDA stepped into action to apply a One Health approach to […]

Keeping Pets Healthy During the Pandemic

AHI Veterinarian Will McCauley, DVM, reminds pet owners of the importance of regular veterinary care, even in the pandemic. “Many vet clinics throughout the country have put the right protocols in place to keep you and your pets safe during the pandemic. A lot of them are doing curbside appointment offerings that you need to […]