Introduction to Health and the Human-Animal Bond
The role of a pet has developed over the years from that of a simple outdoor guardian or mouse-catcher to one of a true companion and family member. Dogs, cats, and other pets have become an integral part of our everyday lives, and the relationship that exists between humans and animals has...
Healthy Pets Healthy People
Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and...
Evacuating Populations with Special Needs [US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration]
Animals have the same general needs as people during evacuations—safety, food, water, and shelter. However, due to the variety of animals that are domesticated and under human care, there are a wide variety of needs in handling, transporting, and sheltering these animals.
Pet Health Topics
From clipping claws to treating cancer, get the healthcare information you need for your pet on our Pet Health Topics Web site.
Risks and Benefits to Spaying and Neutering Your Dog
| Contributor(s):: Denise Flaim
Risks and Benefits to Spaying and Neutering Your DogThe growing debate over when – or even if – it is always best to spay or neuter.Resource from Whole Dog Journal:“Pediatric” spay surgery helps shelters adopt puppies quickly. But some experts worry that early spay surgery can cause health...
Center for the Study of Animal Well-Being (Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine)
The Center for the Study of Animal Well-Being (CSAW) at Washington State University is a cooperative effort between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. The goals of CSAW are to generate and...
Center for the Study of Animal Well-Being [CSAW]