What a dog did for us: In praise of coronavirus lockdown pet adoption

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

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 […]

Ventilators Shipped From Veterinarians to Hospitals to Combat COVID-19 Shortage

Lifesaving breathing machines can just as easily be used on humans. Read more from ABC News.      

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 […]

‘Dudes and Dogs’ program aims to help men talk about mental health

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    

Children & Pets: A Positive Pairing

When children and animals come together, magic can happen. This is no coincidence – research shows that growing up with pets is linked to higher self-esteem, cognitive development, and social skills. Learn more here.

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 […]

Veterinarians: A Critical Link Between Animal Health and Human Health

On the International Day of Veterinary Medicine, AHI recognizes the important role that veterinarians play in both animal health and human health. Worldwide, 60% of diseases are zoonotic, which means they can pass between animals and humans. These zoonotic diseases are responsible for at least 2.4 billion cases of human illness each year, which is […]