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Aug 2018

  1. Caring for older pets: physical changes

    Monitoring health changes, providing a proper diet and appropriate exercise, and adjusting the environment to ensure easy access can help your pet maintain quality of life throughout the aging process.

  2. Good dogs, doing good

    “Pet therapy not only gave us something to do together, but it gave her a chance to help give back to those who helped her along the way,” Don said.

  3. YRMC's PAWS Program: A dog's tale

    A few Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) therapists use unconventional techniques to help patients overcome the stress of illness. Bridget – a member of YRMC’s Pets Are Warm Support (PAWS) – recommends a scratch behind the ears or a pat on the head. 

  4. Research connects domestic violence, animal abuse

    Researcher Andrew Campbell from Campbell Research & Consulting worked alongside Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers and other community groups to gather the data and conclude that animal violence and domestic violence are not only correlated, but have...

  5. Could an East Bay startup's 'poop pill' reset your pet's gut?

    In healthy pets, as in humans, hundreds of types of bacteria — some good, some bad — perform an intricate dance that strikes a balance that generally keeps animals healthy by snaring and digesting nutrients from food. When one or a handful of bacteria start to dominate the digestive...

  6. Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled

    Hundreds of Dr. King's water-based homeopathic drugs for children, adults and pets may be unsafe to use because of high levels of microbial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

  7. Santa Fe man develops formulas for animals

    Health, wellness and animals have consistently been threads in Garber’s life. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in physics and chemistry. He graduated from chiropractic school in 1981 and said he was the first person in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D in homeopathic medicine...

  8. It Turns Out Dogs Can Offer Mental Health Benefits To Their Owners

    Doggy parents have higher levels of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that play a big part in a person’s mood. Regular serotonin levels manifest in happier, calmer moods in people, explains Healthline, while dopamine gives people that sense of satisfaction after achieving a...

  9. Cannabis for pets offers promise but vets urge caution

    Cannabis products aimed at pets are producing excited testimonials from owners and warnings from veterinarians who caution against turning cats and dogs into guinea pigs by giving them products that have not been properly tested.