“At the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the dog therapy program has adapted to make sure their lineup of 127 four-legged friends can still visit patients, families and staff, even if via a computer screen. For the organizers — who haven’t missed a day of service in the past five years — the work-around was a must for their mission to continue….”
“Only a few people seem able to decipher what most people consider unreadable expressions on cats’ faces, researchers find.
These “cat whisperers” can discern subtle differences on feline faces that reveal their mood. Women and people in the veterinary field, but not necessarily cat lovers, are most likely to have this ability….”
“Animals — with their licks, cuddles, and silly antics — seem to make everything better.
We’ve seen the healing power of animals throughout the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as pet adoptions skyrocket, therapy animals bring joy to healthcare workers, and zoos throughout the country entertain us with live updates of their residents….”
“Brian Mendelssohn, owner and manager of Row House Cinema in Pittsburgh, announced the first-ever Quarantine Cat Film Fest, which will compile fan-submitted, shelter-in-place cat videos for a hilarious fundraising movie dropping June 19….”
“People forced to wait out coronavirus at home are adopting and fostering shelter dogs and cats to keep them company. The shelters are thrilled……”
“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.“
“While we know that the bond between pets and their owners is strong, there are also many health benefits to owning a pet.“
“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….“