Entries by Marie Gilmore

Therapy Dogs Ike and Sage Reduce Stress Aboard Ships

Sailors and Marines under stress sometimes need a loving set of eyes and an extended paw to feel better. Enter Ike, a three-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever therapy dog. Honorary U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ike was deployed on May 24, 2023, to the USS Wasp as part of an experiment in boosting the well-being of U.S. […]

With pets being treated like family, businesses aim to meet new needs

About 65 million households nationwide are now proud owners of a furry canine companion, while 46 million households have a lovable feline friend. Millennials are at the forefront of this pet ownership trend, making up the highest percentage of pet owners among all age groups. One in four pet owners refer to their beloved animals […]

Mothers are happier, more articulate with babies, puppies – study

Why do we articulate more when speaking to babies and puppies? If you’re a new mother and also have taken possession of a new puppy as a pet, you are certainly very busy. But another sure is that you speak to both newborns with the same type of articulation – using clear and distinct sounds and higher […]

National Adopt a Cat Month – Why cats make great pets

June is National Adopt a Cat Month, which is the perfect opportunity to celebrate our feline friends. Cats may have a reputation for being aloof and independent, but they are some of the most loving and affectionate pets you can have. Adopting a cat is a rewarding experience, and helps to save the lives of thousands […]

The benefits of creating a dog-friendly office

Creating a dog-friendly office environment is a rising trend in the UK, not least due to the considerable increase in dog ownership over the past few years. Whilst not without its challenges, allowing employees to bring their canine companions to work could be hugely beneficial to your entire organisation. 1. Reduces stress levels As many […]

New report links pet ownership with human health care savings

Pet ownership saves the US health care system $22.7 billion annually, according to report commissioned by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute A new economic report commissioned by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) examined the health care cost savings associated with pet ownership in the United States. Overall, the report found that pet […]

Pet Ownership Is Benefiting the U.S. Health Care System in a Major Way: Report

Pet ownership saves the U.S. health care system $22.7 billion annually, according to a newly released economic report. The report, commissioned by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), examined the health care cost savings associated with pet ownership in the United States. “By commissioning this economic report, we are documenting the important role of […]

The Surprising Benefits of Pets

Whether they’re furry, feathered or scaly, the non-human members of your family help you in more ways than you know—especially when it comes to your health 1. They Keep You Active If you have a dog, chances are you’re walking it at least 30 minutes a day, and likely more—an activity that goes a long […]

3 Ways Office Pets Can Benefit Business

Your next employee of the month might be of the four-legged variety. Learn why pets deserve a spot on your roster and how to make it happen. Dogs, cats, and even their less-snuggly friends across the domesticated animal kingdom have long reigned our homes while we work. After a long day at the office, there’s […]