“Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood.
An extensive review that Medical News Today reported on included several testimonials from people living with mental health conditions who vouched for the emotional comfort and psychological benefits that their pets brought them.”
“From chickens to iguanas to pit bulls, Gary Weitzman has seen it all.
In his more than two decades as a veterinarian, he has developed strategies for treating common ailments and behavioral problems in our animal companions, and has distilled his know-how in the new National Geographic book, Complete Guide To Pet Health, Behavior, And Happiness.”
“Prepare for high-stakes adventures — and a hairball or two.
A new crew of beloved animated characters will get the theme park treatment for the very first time when The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2020.“
“What’s a surefire way to make a bad day a little bit better? Dog owners might say it’s time spent with humankind’s furry best friends. And according to a new study, your pet dog may be happy to help….“
“If you’re considering bringing a feline companion into your home, and wondering where to look, an animal shelter is a great option. There are so many reasons to adopt from a shelter, but here are 10 of my favorites….”
See pets dressed as superheroes “If you’re heading down to Comic-Con International early, there’s one event you shouldn’t miss: PAWmicon. The fifth annual event put on by the Helen Woodward Animal Center will take place earlier than usual this year from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 15 instead of coinciding with the mega convention. The family-friendly event will include a pet costume contest, carnival games for pets and their humans alike, arts and crafts, snacks — including dog-friendly goodies — and more.” More….
Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, a study of 3.4 million Swedes has found. The team analysed national registries for people aged 40 to 80, and compared them to dog ownership registers. They found there was a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, particularly of hunting breeds. More….