Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergies and Obesity in Children

Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergies and Obesity in Children

Article Found on Science Daily

If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity?

A new University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets — . . . → Read More: Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergies and Obesity in Children

How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

Article by Jill Suttie | Found on Animal Health Foundation

A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.

My dog, Casey, is one of my favorite beings on the planet. Not only is he extremely cute, his presence . . . → Read More: How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

Mapping the Feline Brain: How Smart Is Your Cat?

Mapping the Feline Brain: How Smart Is Your Cat?

By Dr. Lorie Huston, DVM | Found on PetMD

Have you ever wondered, when your cat looks at you or seems to be trying to communicate with you, exactly how smart your cat is? Have you seen your cat perform some behavior or task that . . . → Read More: Mapping the Feline Brain: How Smart Is Your Cat?

Surviving Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: One Dog’s Story

Surviving Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: One Dog’s Story

By Geoff Williams | Article Featured on PetMD

Before they married, Angelo and Diana Scala knew they would get a dog and that it would be a Boxer. Sure enough, almost right after their wedding they picked their Boxer Louie from a breeder’s litter. When they . . . → Read More: Surviving Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: One Dog’s Story

Hunting Dog Makes Full Recovery After Ingesting Wooden Skewer

Article Featured on PetMD

Curious canines have unintentionally swallowed everything from Gorilla Glue to coat hangers, and in the case of a 9-year-old hunting canine named Cash, it was a wooden skewer from a Caprese salad bowl.

When Cash’s owner Aaron Johnson realized the dog was out of sorts (lethargic, hurting on the left . . . → Read More: Hunting Dog Makes Full Recovery After Ingesting Wooden Skewer

Prepare Yourself for the Evolving Challenge of Dog Ownership

Prepare Yourself for the Evolving Challenge of Dog Ownership

by Dr. Patrick Mahaney | Featured on PetMD

Bringing a canine companion into your life is an adventure in caregiving that will likely last for many years. Whether you are currently dog-less, or keep multiple pets, daily compromises to your current lifestyle must . . . → Read More: Prepare Yourself for the Evolving Challenge of Dog Ownership

Do You Need Pet Insurance?

Do You Need Pet Insurance?

Article by Dr. Lorie Huston | Featured on PetMD

A lot of my veterinary clients ask me about pet insurance. They want to know whether they should purchase it for their pet, which policy is best, if having insurance is worth the cost. These are all great questions.

Every . . . → Read More: Do You Need Pet Insurance?

Remembering Our Pets on the Day of the Dead

Remembering Our Pets on the Day of the Dead

Article by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang | Featured on PetMD

While most people think of the end of October in terms of Halloween and candy, in my house it’s also time to celebrate an additional holiday: Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead.

These ghoulish . . . → Read More: Remembering Our Pets on the Day of the Dead

What We Do When There Are Tumors On the Inside and On the Outside

What We Do When There Are Tumors On the Inside and On the Outside

Article by Dr. Patrick Mahaney | Featured on PetMD

Before Cardiff became sick with his cancer reoccurrence, a plan to address several superficial skin masses that had gradually developed on the surface of Cardiff’s skin was in the works.

Despite . . . → Read More: What We Do When There Are Tumors On the Inside and On the Outside

Living with pets linked to stronger social skills in children with autism

Living with pets linked to stronger social skills in children with autism

A new study suggests that not only having pet dogs in the home, but also living with cats, rabbits and other animals as pets may help children with autism improve their social skills.

Previous studies show that pets encourage social interaction, and . . . → Read More: Living with pets linked to stronger social skills in children with autism