Study: Looking at Animals is Good for Your Health

Researchers have been studying the health benefits of pet ownership for a long time, but a new study proves that even watching animal videos and looking at pictures of animals have measurable health benefits. Dr. Andrea Utley of the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds in the UK worked with a group … Continue reading Study: Looking at Animals is Good for Your Health

“We Are All Ears” Project Encourages Children to Read with Pets

Pet Partners, a therapy animal non-profit that fosters human health and well-being through the human-animal bond, has created a new program that encourages young readers to practice reading with their pets. We Are All Ears is especially well-suited to this time of social isolation, when many beginning readers are participating in distance learning and may … Continue reading “We Are All Ears” Project Encourages Children to Read with Pets

Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires

The wildfires in the western United States have been devastating for both people and their pets.  An article in the Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune explains the kinds of injuries local veterinarians are seeing in dogs, cats, and other animals from the Almeda Fire. Vets at the Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center report that the most … Continue reading Vets See Burns, Smoke Inhalation Injuries in Pets from Wildfires

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