Hannah Hartley’s just like any other 10-year-old with a pet. The two are inseparable: They share a room, play outside and unwind on the couch together. Hannah feeds her beloved Stormcloud — Stormy, for short — plenty of treats, provides ample belly rubs and picks up after her droppings during walks. But Stormy’s no dog. […]
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Oral rabies vaccine baits will be distributed in northeastern Maine beginning on or about Aug. 3 through Aug. 7 as part of ongoing, cooperative rabies control efforts aimed at reducing the spread of raccoon rabies in Maine. Approximately 385,000 ORV baits targeting raccoons will be distributed by air and ground over a […]
Pets bring much joy to the lives they touch. So it should come as no surprise that the 2019-20 National Pet Owners Survey, which was conducted by the American Pet Products Association, found that about 85 million families in the United States own a pet. In Canada, 7.5 million households are home to companion animals, […]
Children in the hospital lost many of their activities during Covid-19. More than ever, they rely on the contact and comfort of therapy dogs. Continue reading at The New York Times Photo Credit: Melissa Golden for The New York Times
Dr. Lance Hirsh claims there’s no need to fear pets will contract the virus or pass it to their owners because the incidents are quite low. Concern spread quickly in April when COVID-19 was identified in a Malayan tiger, followed by two African tigers and three African lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York. […]
Is it okay to point out something good stemming from this pandemic? Pet adoptions are way, way up. It seems everyone and their uncle is getting one, even people who never thought they might. Continue reading at Daily News Photo Credit: Barry Williams for New York Daily News
(Gray News) – Pet owners likely have some questions since a pug in North Carolina tested positive for coronavirus, having contracted it from their family. Yes, pets can catch the coronavirus from humans, as happened to some zoo animals in New York, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said animals aren’t a significant […]
Dogs are being trained to sniff out the coronavirus at universities in Pennsylvania and in the UK — in what experts say could “revolutionize” screening for the deadly illness. The life-saving pooches will likely be used to screen people at airports, businesses and hospitals to prevent the pathogen from spreading, according to researchers at the […]
As people grow older, they should look at building connections with other people, as well as domesticated animals. According to the National Poll on Healthy Aging 2018, more than half of the 2,051 seniors polled reported owning a pet. Of that group, 88% said their pets helped them enjoy life and 86% said their pets […]
When Rob Osman feels anxious or depressed, he takes his dog for a walk. He realized dogs could help other men, too. Continue reading at Today Photo Credit: Rob Osman
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The Animal Health Institute (AHI) represents the companies that develop and produce animal medicines. Our industry is a global leader whose products improve the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals in the U.S., which results in significant economic and social benefits for Americans.