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Feb 2018

  1. How to keep your pets safe during cold weather

    PET owners in Bracknell and Wokingham are being advised to take simple steps to protect their animals during the cold weather. ... To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your pet's health, Pets at Home have provided advice for UK pet owners experiencing the wrath of the Beast from...

  2. 7 Famous Songs Inspired By Pets

    Someone once told me, “When you get a pet, you're signing up for heartbreak.” We may be caring for our dependent companions, but in so many more ways, they're caring for us. Studies even show owning a pet can improve your health! There's something irreplaceable about a little fluffy head on your ...

  3. Stop discriminating against military veterans with service dogs

    But once they leave the service and become veterans, many former members of the military are suddenly asked a lot of questions. They're asked about their physical and emotional health. The extent of their injuries. And sometimes, even whether their life-changing and life-saving service dogs are...

  4. Want to make new friends? Just find a dog to walk

    A Harringtons spokesman said: “Going out for a walk is one of the main perks of owning a pet. “While a walk is necessary to keep your pet fit and healthy, it's also a great opportunity to bond with your dog, away from the chores and your busy day-to-day lives.” The study found the average pet was...

  5. An inside look at Iditarod dog care

    Elaborate pre-race health screenings, systematic evaluations during the race and proactive research studies have set the standard for the care of sled dogs. This even has benefits for the average house pet. For instance, leading dog food companies have taken the knowledge gained from these...

  6. Spaying or neutering isn't just best for the pet — it's the law

    In conjunction with World Spay Day, the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department is encouraging the public to help curb pet overpopulation by spaying or neutering your pet. Spaying or neutering your pet will help reduce the number of unwanted pets, improve your pet's health, reduce unruly behavior ...

  7. Dr. Jyl: Pet Dental Health Month

    February is Pet Dental Health Month so Paul and Simone are chatting with Dr, Jyl about how to keep your pet's mouth clean and healthy. More than just a cosmetic issue, yellow teeth and bad breath can be a sign of serious disease in our pets, which may affect their kidneys, livers, and hearts.

  8. Traversing with the furry member of the family: Tips for traveling with your pet

    Your veterinarian can help you create a pet passport for your pet to enter almost any country in the world. All countries require a minimum of proof of good health and a rabies certificate, although the rules for additional testing vary widely from country to country. You should have a Health...

  9. Financial Education Benefits Center Supports Pet Health and Wellness

    SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The health and wellness industry has been growing for years, but now it's spreading to pets. Owners often see their pets as part of the family so it's natural that they want them to be healthy. How do they do that? They focus on their health and...

  10. The Best Way To Keep Your Pet Healthy

    Today is an important day in the world of pets. It's World Spay Day, a day to shed light on the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. It can have significant health benefits and Shaun Bailey from The Michigan Humane Society is back with us to tell us more. He also brought a new adorable...

  11. Why people will give their lives to save their pets

    The studies on humans' attachment to pets is well-charted territory, as are health benefits associated with caring for animals. Science has shown that owning a pet can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, ease social anxiety, decrease doctors visits, and relieve depression. It's an...

  12. US Public Health Service honors 19 veterinarians

    Charlotte Spires, chief veterinary medical officer for the National Veterinary Response Team in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, received the 2017 James H. Steele One Health Outstanding Public Health Service Veterinary Career Award. She was honored for 22 ...

  13. Mizzou study finds horseback riding helps veterans coping with PTSD

    Johnson also serves as the Director of the Research Center for Human Animal Interaction (ReCHAI) in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. More than 23 million military veterans are estimated to experience PTSD symptoms each year. Counseling and behavior therapies are often prescribed, but ...

  14. Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here's How Much That Costs

    Scientists then remove the nucleus from eggs harvested from donor pets (oocyctes), and insert a skin cell from the dog to be cloned. ... Though, while the genes may be identical, there may be slight variations, Alan Beck, director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University's...

  15. Downward dog with cats: Feline yoga session stretches the boundaries

    You could also buy a framed painting of George Washington with a Dalmatian or Alexander Hamilton with a terrier, for $150 each. The snuggling, the painting and the yoga-ing, said adoption counselor Christine Wilcox, “connect people with animals in new ways” and “strengthen the human-animal bond.

  16. Ancient puppy remains point to earliest bond between humans and dogs

    Dogs are called “man's best friend” for good reason. The animals were one of the very first to be domesticated by humans, and our bond with our canine brothers stretches back thousands and thousands of years. Now, researchers studying the ancient remains of a young puppy have discovered clues to ...

  17. Dog Play: Not Just for Fun

    Dogs rarely play by themselves if humans are present. Dog-human play can improve welfare by reducing aggression and improving the human-animal bond. However, because humans largely control dog-human play interactions, dogs may exhibit playlike behavior to please their owners, potentially ...

  18. Mission Winter Texan Says Son Saved Dog's Life, Helped His Own Health

    "The human, animal bond is real and it is very strong. So, there are scientific studies that show that owning a pet can reduce blood pressure, reduces stress," she adds. LeJeune says studies show pets also release endorphins in their owners. She says this will aid Paul's overall health and help...