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2018

  1. How the Family Dog Keeps Kids and Parents Healthy, Happy

    In 2015, the American Board of Family Medicine published a lengthy review of the known health benefits of dog ownership. They presented evidence indicating that dogs have many positive benefits on both kids, and adults

  2. Link between pet abuse and domestic violence

    A workshop on the link between pet abuse and domestic violence on this first day of Domestic Violence Awareness week. In domestic violence situations, pets like Mocha here can be used as leverage to keep a victim in a violent situation or they can be harmed.

  3. Wolf signs bill to help pets left in hot cars

    House Bill 1216 makes it a summary offense to confine a dog or cat in an unattended vehicle if it endangers the animal's health. Law enforcement officers, humane officers, animal control officers, and emergency responders could remove the pets if they have reasonable...

  4. Pets on planes

    Opinion piece about pet owners bringing their furry friends when traveling. 

  5. Yes, your pet can tell time

    A new study has found some of the clearest evidence yet that animals can judge time. By examining the brain's medial entorhinal cortex, the researchers discovered a previously unknown set of neurons that turn on like a clock when an animal is waiting.

  6. 'Dog-ters' on call at some Southern California hospitals

    Dr. Nicholas Testa, Chief Physician Executive for Dignity Health Southern California, said, "They actually really create a home-life environment here in the hospital that is important for our patients and our families,"

  7. In sickness and in health…but I'm keeping the pet

    Divorce cases have seen families feud for years over children, and now Californian judges will have similar authority over deciding who gets to keep the family dog based on criteria such as who is the main caretaker, who takes the dog for a walk, to the vet and who feeds the...

  8. Deadly bacteria on dog bowls puts animals and owners at risk

    E.coli, salmonella and MRSA, have all been found lurking on different types of animal dishes available across the country. These dangerous germs can be passed on to humans, which has worried researchers from Hartpury University.    

  9. Pet Connection, Oct. 4, 2018

    Scruffy, a young 9-year-old male mixed-breed dog, weighs just 9 pounds and is super sweet and affectionate. Tiger, 14, came to the shelter with his sister, Rosebud, who is about 13 years old. They are a bonded pair and enjoy each other’s company. These sweet seniors would make a great...

  10. Free rabies clinic for dogs, cats offered in James City County

    The Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and the Virginia Department of Health in collaboration with York County Animal Services and James City County Animal Services will be offering the clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Magruder Elementary School, located at 700 Penniman...

  11. When disaster nears, what happens to your pets?

    That's one reason why both Farmer and Hruska recommend including veterinary records in an emergency evacuation kit. Also include food, a favorite chew toy, any needed medications and a leash. Be sure your pet has a collar and/or a microchip with identification and make sure your contact...

  12. Have asthma and a pet? Re-homing your cat or dog may not be necessary

    A study analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed per NAEPP (EPR-3) guidelines. Researchers found that once asthma guidelines are followed, environmental exposures to pets or...