Entries by Marie Gilmore

Pet owners: Tips to keep your furry friends from catching coronavirus

(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 could ‘revolutionize’ coronavirus testing by sniffing out the disease

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 […]

Interactions with pets advantageous for aging adults

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 […]

The power of Pets and Seniors

The benefits of pet therapy in rehabilitative environments have become more and more widely recognized, especially for seniors. Continue reading at Vernon Morning Star Photo Credit: Natalia Cuevas-Huaico/Kelwona Capital News

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]