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  1. Adopted dogs lift spirits of residents in memory care communities

    Cynthia Morris, executive director of The Landing, said the pet therapy program bring a sense of peace to the residents. She said the program and an aromatherapy room are a few of the approaches used as an alternative to medication. 

  2. Why Bella the Border Terrier is bringing joy to more than just her owner

    Bella, who lives in Stanley with owner Pamela Coombs, is a Pets As Therapy (PAT) Dog. ... Bella has been announced as one of six finalists in the HiLife PAT Dog of the Year 2018 award. ... Pets As Therapy is a charity run by thousands of volunteers and aims to provide animal assisted therapy.

  3. How animals can heal

    Pet therapy (eng. pet – a pet), zootherapy, animaloterapiya  are all different terms for the same method of treatment that is therapeutic effect on people with different animals. Such therapy is becoming more common. As reported by Magicforum experts, animals help your child learn to...

  4. Pets boost kids' mental growth, suggests study

    A recent study conducted by Dr Sandeep Aggarwal, child specialist at the Civil Hospital indicates that dogs can help the mental development of children with cerebral palsy, autism, and mental delays. 

  5. Pets undergo evaluation for Intermountain Therapy Animals

    Pet owners brought their dogs to Saint John's Lutheran Church in Helena on Saturday to be evaluated for Intermountain Therapy Animals, a nonprofit organization that provides animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, and psychotherapies. 

  6. Impact of fishing fleets on the most threatened marine birds

    Accidental by-catch –- which affects around 5,000 birds stuck in longlines every year -- is the most severe effect on marine birds by the fishing activity in the Mediterranean. The exploitation of fishing resources is threatening more and more the future of many marine birds with regression...

  7. Backyard chickens need more regulation

    Historically, keeping backyard chickens was a response to economic hardship -- whether it was in the Depression or during wartime food rationing. But a growing number of chickens today are roaming or are caged on small family farms and in backyards, as suburban and urban poultry gains more...

  8. Help Pets, Help Your Health

    How would you like to lower your blood pressure, improve cognition, get more exercise and lower your health care costs? It may be as simple as adopting a pet. Studies from the National Institute of Health, as well as researchers at the University of Missouri, have found a link between these...

  9. Those Golden Years for Pets

    However, they do share many of the health problems seen in elderly people, and require more attentiveness to changes in habits, appetite, grooming and comportment than they did in their younger days. Gramps has lived a good many years, pretty much taking care of himself. Oh, maybe he can't chew ...

  10. Pet cat deported to Jeddah

    While the couple who owned the cat were permitted entry, their pet waited at the airport for 24 hours before being deported to Jeddah from where it had been flown in. According to Customs officials, the cat was brought illegally to the country and it did not even possess a health certificate from...

  11. Cuddle Corner: Jab Roshni met Chutki

    Sharing the story, 23-year-old management student Roshni Joshi said, “My family always fed stray dogs and even handled taunts from neighbours about ... Sunil Vohra from city was appointed as national vice president of Consumer Service Welfare Council and convener of central health department by ...

  12. BAMBERG: Studies continue to show pets are good for our health

    Beyond providing companionship, pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health and help children with their emotional and social skills -- benefits long recognized by medical professionals. And the research continues.The February 2018 edition of “News in Health,” a monthly newsletter of the ...

  13. Cat Detained in Kochi Airport, Officials Say Route Unauthorised For Pets

    Kochi: A pet cat brought from a Gulf country was detained at the International Airport here as it was not the recommended route for it to travel, a top Customs ... "Import of pets is only allowed after production of required health certificate from the country of origin and examination by our...

  14. NEW RSPCA PRODUCTS HELP AUSSIE PET OWNERS AND AUSSIE PETS

    Whether it's one of the newly released products - RSPCA Medicated Shampoo, RSPCA Ear Canker Drops, RSPCA Ear Cleaner or RSPCA Joint Health Tablets, or one of the other RSPCA Animal Health Products already in the market, by choosing RSPCA branded products, hero pet owners care for ...