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 […]

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.

The Importance of Vaccines in Reducing the Need for Animal Antibiotics

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then vaccines are an ounce of prevention that can have a meaningful impact on reducing the need for antibiotics in animals. As we recognize World Antibiotics Awareness Week, AHI makes the case for ensuring the U.S. continues to have access to vaccines that make […]

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 […]

World Food Day: The Role of Healthy Livestock in Fighting Hunger & Improving Nutrition

World Food Day: The Role of Healthy Livestock in Fighting Hunger & Improving Nutrition World Food Day calls for action to make healthy diets affordable and accessible to everyone, and that starts with thinking about the importance of sustainable, reliable nutrition. About two billion people around the globe suffer from ‘hidden hunger’ or nutrient deficiency. […]

Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science

Need an excellent reason to add a dog to your life? How about living longer? “Our analysis found having a dog is actually protective against dying of any cause,” said Mount Sinai endocrinologist Dr. Caroline Kramer, lead author of a new systematic review of nearly 70 years of global research published Tuesday in “Circulation,” a […]

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