Penn Vet Working Dog Center Seeks Volunteers to Help Train COVID-19 Detection Dogs

Interested in learning how you can help train detection dogs working on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight? The Working Dog Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a national research and development center for detection dogs.  Detection dogs perform a variety of important functions, including sniffing out substances like drugs … Continue reading Penn Vet Working Dog Center Seeks Volunteers to Help Train COVID-19 Detection Dogs

How Dog-Human Interactions Affect Owner Well-Being

A new study published in Scientific Reports examines how dog-related activities impact our well-being.  The authors studied 58 dog-human activities and found—not surprisingly!—that most of them improved the owners’ sense of life satisfaction and well-being. The researchers acknowledge that most studies of dog owners show that having a dog is good for our mental health, … Continue reading How Dog-Human Interactions Affect Owner Well-Being

Pet Companies Team Up for “Take Your Cat to the Vet” Campaign

Did you know that more than half of US cats are not taken to the veterinarian for an annual veterinary exam?  Yearly checkups are an important part of keeping your cat happy and healthy. Royal Canin, Chewy, PetSmart, and Banfield have become partners to raise awareness of this issue with their Take Your Cat to … Continue reading Pet Companies Team Up for “Take Your Cat to the Vet” Campaign

Video: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

Wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters can be traumatic events for people…and their animals.  As you think about how you will react if a disaster hits your area, don’t forget to include your pets in any emergency preparedness planning. The American Veterinary Medical Association has created this “Saving the Whole Family” video on how to … Continue reading Video: Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners