Research Finds Urban Dogs and their Owners Share Allergies

A research project of the University of Helsinki and Finnish health and environmental organizations have made some interesting discoveries about the connection between dog and human allergies. The project, known as DogEnvi, found that dogs are more likely to have allergies when their owners have allergies.  The researchers were interested in finding out why, speculating … Continue reading Research Finds Urban Dogs and their Owners Share Allergies

Veterinarians Ask for Your Patience During COVID-19 Pandemic

A recent article in USA Today highlights some of the challenges faced by both pet owners and veterinary practices as they work to keep pets healthy during these difficult times. The public health and safety measures initiated by veterinary offices have led to longer wait times for appointments, both in booking them and waiting for … Continue reading Veterinarians Ask for Your Patience During COVID-19 Pandemic

Pets Together Program Provides Virtual Pet Therapy for Isolated People

Following public health guidelines can help keep all of us safe and healthy, but it sometimes can lead to social isolation and loneliness, especially among older adults.  That’s why the folks at the Animal Farm Foundation created Pets Together, a program that brings pets and people together virtually. People in need of a little “pet … Continue reading Pets Together Program Provides Virtual Pet Therapy for Isolated People

Leptospirosis on the Rise in San Diego Dogs

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency has reported an outbreak of leptospirosis, a contagious bacterial disease, in area dogs. Leptospirosis are bacteria that can be found in soil and water.  Dogs are most commonly affected but it can also be transmitted to humans. The symptoms of the disease can range from mild … Continue reading Leptospirosis on the Rise in San Diego Dogs

Are You a Cat Whisperer? Take the Cat Faces Study Quiz to Find Out!

Researchers from the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph have developed a Cat Faces Study to find out if people can detect whether a cat is in a positive or negative situation, just by looking at the face alone. The researchers used Internet cat videos, zeroing in on … Continue reading Are You a Cat Whisperer? Take the Cat Faces Study Quiz to Find Out!