Entries by Betsy Thibaut-Stephenson

The Deep Importance of the Human-Animal Bond

Animal lovers don’t need scientific research to tell them what they already know: animals bring love, laughter, and fun to our lives, which provides tremendous value. Animals have been essential to our daily lives for thousands of years, and the human-animal bond has been extensively studied. No surprise, the benefits are immense; read more here.

Prescription for Better Health: Own a Dog

Year-end stress and personal brainstorms for New Year’s resolutions often inspire us to focus more on health and well-being. And while there is no silver bullet, research shows that owning a dog offers a plethora of health benefits. As you finalize your resolutions, read more about the role dogs can play in your happier, healthier […]

Loneliness is a Growing Epidemic. Pets Can Help.

According to the AARP Foundation, social isolation affects more than 8 million age 50-plus adults. With 10,000 Americans turning 65 each day, the trend doesn’t look good. But scientific research supports the fact that pet ownership and human-animal interaction can improve social connections, provide social support, and decrease loneliness and depression. Learn more here.

AHI Support for World Antibiotics Awareness Week

The Animal Health Institute (AHI) joins fellow animal health organizations and stakeholders around the world to recognize World Antibiotics Awareness Week, November 18 – 24. From our view on the frontlines of safeguarding animal health, we recognize that antibiotic resistance is a global public health priority, and we support efforts to coordinate actions aimed at […]

Working Together, We Can Reduce the Need for Animal Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is a public health priority. In fact, November 18 – 24 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week, a global effort to showcase coordinated actions to reduce the need for antibiotics and to ensure that when antibiotics are used, they are used responsibly. The best strategy for reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance without compromising […]

Pets Can Help Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than five million people in the U.S. In recognition of November as Alzheimer’s Awareness month, AHI is sharing compelling research results that indicate that pets and animal-assisted therapies can have a positive impact on people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Learn more