Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of considerable support during the lockdown period. (23 March—1 June, 2020) The study—from the University of York and the […]

Survey Says We Could Not Survive This Pandemic Without Pets

Many other pet owners seem to agree. A recent survey conducted on behalf of Zoetis Petcare has found that 72 percent of pet owners believe they would not be getting through this mess without their pet(s). The survey was done with dog and cat owners specifically, but I’m sure fish, birds, reptiles and livestock have […]

Pets boosting morale during coronavirus pandemic, study says

FOX NEWS – All the time spent together with pets has 7 in 10 pet owners feeling like they actually know their pet a lot better since the pandemic began, according to new research. Many have noticed some behavioral changes, too — 6 in 10 respondents, to be exact, said they’ve noticed their pet acting […]

Dog Lovers Connect and Find Pup-Approved Love

If you’re looking for someone who loves dogs just as much as you, look no further than the new dog-lover dating app, Dig. The app, created by sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, was created for people who “live a dog-forward lifestyle” and want to romantically connect with someone of a similar mindset. Read more at […]

Pandemic blues? Turns out, our pets have been waiting for this moment

As a child, Jen Currin-McCulloch noticed the effects of the human-animal bond while following her dad around his veterinary clinic. “I began to notice the strong bonds that humans had with their animals, and the roles that they played in their lives for companionship, comfort, and a sense of purpose,” she said. Continue reading to […]

Does Your Cat Blink Around You? That Means You Make Them Feel Comfortable, Research Says

If cats are part of your family, you likely already know that these four-legged friends have some adorably quirky personality traits. Whether your pets love to purr or frequently rub against you, many of their behaviors let you know when they’re in good spirits. But what does it mean when your cat gives you a slow […]

Cat Lovers Connect and Create Feline-Focused Couples

Just in time for International Cat Day on August 8,  cat lovers rejoice! There is now a dating app made specifically for cat people to connect — Tabby. Created by sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, the app is designed “for both cat lovers and cat owners,” according to a release. “Cat-lovers will be able to meet […]

Happy as pigs in mud: Harrisburg girl navigates disability with assistance pet

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. […]

USDA and Maine CDC team up to distribute rabies vaccines in the wild

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 […]

Amazing benefits to seniors having pets

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, […]