Beloved canine moves on after helping hospital staff through a year of the pandemic

(CNN) — Staff members at a Denver hospital have said a sad goodbye to Wynn, their canine companion for nearly two years and a presence during the Covid-19 pandemic that proved especially helpful. Wynn, a Labrador mix that’s going to become a service dog, walked out of the Rose Medical Center for the last time […]

Want to Help Give Your Pet a Long, Healthy Life? Vaccinate It!

    Just like humans, pets are susceptible to a wide range of diseases; and just like humans, vaccinations are a proven, safe way to avoid disease and maintain overall health. Widespread use of vaccines in the past 100 years has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. Veterinarians use different vaccines to inoculate […]

Pups lending a paw to UI police support team

URBANA — University of Illinois students suffering from mental issues or just overwhelmed by stress now have a fully dedicated team of police employees in place to help them. Some are trained in crisis intervention, others are licensed clinical social workers, a few know just the right place to get help and others have four […]

Keep Your Pets Safe From Covid-19

It’s been almost a year since most of us first heard the term “Covid-19,” and our understanding of this highly infectious disease has been evolving ever since. When it comes to keeping pets safe and healthy in this pandemic, check out the latest from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Pets Rely on Us to Protect them From the Cold

    When the weather is frightful but we must go outside, humans can simply add an extra layer, cover up with a cap, or wear waterproof shoes to keep us warm and dry. But our pets rely on us to take the necessary steps to protect them from winter weather. Even dogs and cats […]

The Human-Animal Bond Improves Lives During the Pandemic

We’ve all seen the stories of animals easing our stress and boosting morale during the pandemic. But this news isn’t just anecdotal in nature. Comprehensive research gives us insight into what pet owners already know: our furry and feathered friends are the frontline heroes each and every day, making a positive difference in how we […]

With pandemic restrictions, reading program for children moves online

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As pandemic restrictions came down and library branches closed their doors, the children’s department at Parkway Central Library had to move a popular reading program online. The PAWS for Reading program, which teams up young readers with furry friends, is meant to develop kids’ confidence and improve their skills. Pet therapy […]

How Vaccines Save Lives

Widespread use of immunizations has been one of the greatest public health achievements of the past century, saving countless lives and preventing suffering that can accompany illness. Humans and animals alike have benefitted from vaccines, which prevent disease outbreaks and can even eradicate illnesses that were once deadly. Learn more about the importance of vaccines […]

When it Comes to Health, We’re All Connected

One Health recognizes the intersection between the health of humans and the health of all animals – pets, livestock, and wildlife, as well as their environments. The responsible use of animal medicines to advance efforts to prevent and manage disease is an important focus for One Health. Learn more about One Health from the CDC.

Animal Vaccines & Public Health

Pet owners, veterinarians, and farmers and ranchers are united in their desire to keep their animals healthy and reduce their suffering, and vaccines are one of the top tools for achieving this goal. Vaccines are a safe, proven way to protect animals from diseases like rabies, parvovirus, and E. coli. This in turn, helps protect […]