Backyard Buddies: Protecting the Health of Wildlife and People

Observing wildlife near our homes or in public spaces like parks can be interesting, calming, even inspiring. It helps us feel connected to nature and can provide a respite from the stress of modern life. But it’s important that humans observe and respect wildlife from afar since contact between wildlife and humans or domesticated animals […]

Dogs Are Even Smarter Than You Think

How much do you know about what goes on in your pup’s head? Do you believe it’s all pretty simple in there? Just thoughts about dinner, the cat next door, and more dinner? Think again. Dogs have been known to learn hundred of words, do arithmetic, and guess what people and other dogs are thinking. […]

International Cat Day: Celebrating Our Love for Cats, All Over the World

Pet love is global: more than half of people internationally have a pet living with them. Argentina, Mexico and Brazil have highest percentage of pet owners, followed by Russia and USA. One third of the pet-owning households in the US own a cat, and it’s easy to understand why. Cats are great for families, they […]

Well-matched pets bring benefits

People reap many benefits from having a furry companion. According to Amanda Miller, co-owner of affoGATO, a cat cafe in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, and Sunny Simon, director and founder of the South Euclid Humane Society in South Euclid, the benefits can range from mental changes to physical or lifestyle changes. “Animals have a very healing […]

CDC: Dogs & People – A Deep Bond

Dogs have a well-deserved reputation as man’s best friend – their loyalty and affection for their humans is easy to spot. And with dogs in more than 60 million households, they can easily claim status as the country’s most popular pet. But dogs are more than loveable and fun: research has found that dog owners […]

7 science-backed ways a pet could be the best thing for your health

Americans love their pets. In fact, most of them have at least one furry friend. Surveys disagree on the exact number, but an estimated 49% to 68% of Americans are pet owners. In the last few decades, scientists have tried to determine whether the “pet effect” — being healthier just by virtue of being a […]

FARM JOURNAL’S PORK: 6 Ways Pig Farming is Like Nursing

Andrea Graves had been a certified nursing assistant for 20 years, most recently in the Med-Surgery and Labor and Delivery department at Lucas County Health Center in Chariton. It was something she loved—tending to babies during their first, critical days of life. Every day she changed diapers, helped with feedings and kept her eagle eye […]

LA TIMES: Angels’ Andrew Heaney implements dog therapy program at Children’s Hospital

With the help of funds raised during last year’s Pup Cup Orange County 5K, a sponsor and their own donation, Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney and his wife, Jordan, were able to implement a new therapy dog program at Children’s Hospital Orange County that will bring in three canines. One of them will be nicknamed “Skiggles,” […]

Compounded Unapproved Animal Drugs Linked to Horse Deaths – Again.

July 24, 2019 — The Food and Drug Administration announced this week that horses in regionally diverse parts of the country died or were euthanized as a result of the use of compounded drugs. It’s not the first time.  FDA also cited the death of four horses in 2014 as a result of an erroneously […]

SCIENCE ALERT: When It Comes to Dog vs Cat Brains, Science Might Have Found a Clear Winner

Ever since humanity split into dog and cat people, we’ve been arguing over which one of our beloved companions is a smarter species. A study from 2017 mightn’t be the last word on the matter, but for those who think more neurons means more intelligence, it looks as if dogs stand out among carnivores for […]