Tag: Pets

Just 10 Minutes With Pets Can Significantly Relieve Stress, Study Finds

Do pets really contribute to people's mental health and well-being? Researchers of a new study find that just 10 minutes with pets can significantly reduce stress.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 20, 2019

Pacemaker For Pets? A Cardiac Nurse Starts A Donation Program To Save Animal Lives

Old pacemakers are often thrown away, so why not use them to save pets with their own heart problems? A cardiac nurse in Georgia takes inspiration from an old pet to start a donation program for animals that need pacemakers.

Animals May 13, 2019

Massive African Watusi Steer Brought To Petco To Test Leashed Pets Policy

Two ranchers brought an African Watusi to Petco to test the store's policy on bringing pets. Fortunately, Oliver was warmly welcomed to the local Petco.

Feature | Culture March 22, 2019

Rabid Goat Puts 9 People In Danger Of Rabies

The DHEC confirmed that a goat in South Carolina has rabies, potentially exposing nine people to the deadly viral disease. Officials warned the public to avoid contact with stray and wild animals.

Public Health March 12, 2019

Pet Owners May Be Harming Pets On Purpose For Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Are people bringing their pets to veterinarians in hopes of opioid prescriptions? A new study finds that even veterinary clinics are not immune from the opioid epidemic.

Public Health August 12, 2018

FDA Warns About Dog Food That May Bring Heart Disease

The FDA warned pet owners about certain types of dog food that could make dogs at risk of a heart disease. The cases were particularly worrisome because they involved dog breeds that are not genetically prone to develop the disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2018

Rabid Kitten Attacks Person In North Carolina: Protect Pets From Rabies This Summer

Encounters with potentially rabid animals are statistically higher when the weather is warmer. How can people protect their pets from the disease, especially in the summer?

Public Health June 22, 2018

Pit Bull Puppy Saves Family From Fire, Tries To Drag Baby Outside By Diaper

The family's pet dog Sasha barked 'like crazy' when fire broke out in the building. The pit bull also attempted to save the baby by dragging her off her bed by diaper.

Animals June 11, 2018

TLC Launches Show About Family With Over 80 Pets

TLC's controversial new show 'Our Wild Life' shows what it’s like to live with over 80 animals at home. The show has since gotten reactions that vary from amused to critical.

Feature | Health May 27, 2018

United Airlines Bans More Than 40 Breeds Of Dogs And Certain Cats From Flights

United Airlines announced more than 40 breeds of dogs and certain breeds of cats that would be banned from its flights starting in June. The company previously received backlash over the death of a French bulldog puppy aboard the carrier.

May 3, 2018

Exposure To Pets And Outdoors Is Healthier For Your Mental Health, A New Study Suggests

A new study has shown that people who grew up without pets are more likely to suffer from stress in adulthood. The study was conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018

Power Of Pets: Companion Animals A Major Source Of Support For People With Mental Health Problems

Research review finds that pets actually provide valuable support to their owners with mental health problems. The pros of pet ownership evidently outweigh the cons.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2018

Dog Almost Died From Skin Burns Caused By Human Hair Dye

A Maltese mix was badly injured from the hair coloring product her previous owner used on her fur. Here's why human hair dye should not be used on pet animals.

Feature | Health January 26, 2018

Pet Translator: Scientist Developing Device To Convert Dog Barks Into English Language

An AI algorithm can convert the vocalizations of prairie dogs into English. Now, animal behavior expert Con Slobodchikoff is working on a pet translator that can translate a dog's barks into human language. When will this device become available?

Animals January 15, 2018

Cats vs Dogs: Which One Is Smarter? New Study Sheds Light On Debate

Dogs might be smarter than cats based on neuron count, according to a new study. Time to figure out a way to break the bad news to Grumpy Cat.

Animals December 4, 2017

Puppy Saved After Accidental Opioid Overdose: What To Do If It Happens To Your Pet

A puppy was saved by veterinarians from accidental opioid overdose with the help of an overdose reversal drug. What are the symptoms of opioid poisoning in pets?

Public Health October 29, 2017

Puppies From Pet Store Linked To Bacterial Outbreak That Sickened Dozens In 7 US States

Contact with puppies that were sold by the national pet store chain Petland has been linked to a multistate campylobacteriosis outbreak. What are the symptoms of this bacterial infection?

Public Health September 12, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 Will Have Effect On Your Pets

Don't be surprised if your pets and other animals suddenly behave strangely during the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21. Some may hide, suddenly disappear, or even fall out of trees.

Animals August 11, 2017

Feeding Your Pet Dog And Cat Has Hidden Environmental Costs

Our dogs and cats' consumption of meat evidently related to a whole lot of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. Adjustments in the way we feed our pets could lessen their environmental footprint.

Earth/Environment August 6, 2017

Pet Owners At Greater Risk Of Finding Tick On Household Members

Researchers surveyed mor than 2,000 households in Lyme disease-endemic states to study the differences in tick encounters among the household members. Do ticks crawl on pet owners more?

Public Health July 8, 2017

New Cases Of Human Plague Confirmed In New Mexico: How To Identify The Symptoms And Protect Yourself

Three cases of the human plague have been confirmed in New Mexico. What are the symptoms of this serious illness, how can it be treated, and what are the ways to avoid contracting it?

Public Health June 28, 2017

From Ancient Egypt To Your Bedroom, New Research Sheds Light On The Domestic Cat

Cats now occupy nearly every corner of the globe, but where did they come from? A new study lends insight into the origins of the domestic cat.

Animals June 19, 2017

Dog Owners, Beware: 5 Brands Of Rawhide Dog Chews Recalled As They Could Make Dogs Sick

United Pet Group has recalled five brands of rawhide dog chews that could make dogs sick because of chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Here are the affected products and brands.

Feature | Health June 12, 2017

Marijuana-Laced Edible Sickens Dog: Signs Of Marijuana Poisoning In Animals Pet Owners Should Watch Out For

A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?

Public Health April 30, 2017

Organic Dog Food Recalled After Testing Positive For Euthanasia Drug

A pet food company recalled some of its organic dog food products after samples tested positive for the potentially lethal pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. Here are the affected products.

Public Health April 27, 2017

Cats Love Human Company More Than Food: Here Are Signs Your Feline Pet Likes You

Cats may not be that antisocial at all. A study found that these felines prefer to be with humans than chowing down on food, but how do you know your pet kitten loves you?

Animals March 29, 2017

Not That Grumpy After All: Cats Love Your Company More Than You Know, Study Finds

A new study that tested cats’ sociability showed they prefer human social interactions even more than food. The research revealed our furry companions are seriously misunderstood and are in fact fonder of people than previously imagined.

Animals March 28, 2017

BEWARE: Pet Medicines Pose Serious Harm To Children

Pet medicines must be kept out of reach of children. In Central Ohio, 88 percent of accidental poising cases among children involved medicine for dogs.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Euthanasia Drug In Dog Food Prompts Illinois Pet Food Company To Issue Voluntary Recall

Pentobarbital, a drug used to anesthesize and euthanize pets, was found in a lot of dog food that sickened five animals. What are the affected products?

Public Health February 7, 2017

Kids Are Closer To Pets Than Their Own Siblings: Study

University of Cambridge researchers examine children’s relationship with their pets and find that they derived more satisfaction from animal companions and got along better with them than with their siblings. These pets may then wield a great influence on kids’ development.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017

Daily Dog Diet Significantly Influences Canine Gut Microbiome, Report Says

A new research has revealed that obese dogs have a serious gut microbe deficiency problem compared to lean and healthier ones. This can be managed by the balancing proteins and carbohydrates in their diet.

Animals January 27, 2017

BEWARE: Your Cat May Be Susceptible To Bird Flu - And You Can Catch It Too

An outbreak of the bird flu among cats was recorded in a New York City animal shelter. Pet owners are reminded to take extra caution since they can catch the bird flu from house cats.

Public Health January 22, 2017

Dogs Going Digital: The Best Gadgets For Your Pets

Dog owners who want to keep their pets entertained may want to get any of the gadgets in this list for Fido

Gadgets December 31, 2016

Can Pets Benefit From Medical Marijuana?

The use of medical marijuana may still be a controversial topic for most people. But how will the conversation change when it comes to treating our beloved pets who are in pain?

Medicine December 17, 2016

This Woman Spent A Lot Of Money To Save Her $9 Pet Goldfish After It Choked On A Pebble

An Australian pet owner spends more than $300 to save her $9 goldfish who was choking on a pebble.

Animals September 13, 2016

Don't Dump Goldfish Into Lake, Your Pet Fish May Turn Into An Enormous Pest

The seemingly harmless pet goldfish thrown into wild bodies of water like lakes can turn into enourmous pests. They become invasive species that can pose a threat to the ecosystem.

Animals August 18, 2016

Piranha Relative Pacu Fish With Human-Like Teeth Found In Michigan Lakes

The South American pacu fish, a vegetarian relative of the piranha, is not native to Michigan lakes. How did it get to the state's bodies of water?

Animals August 13, 2016

Dogs Can Now Sip On Their Own Wine - Without Getting Buzzed

The Colorado-based company that sells wine for cats is expanding to now include nonalcoholic CharDOGnay and ZinfanTail wine options for dogs.

Life & Style August 10, 2016

Artificial Sweetener Xylitol Can Be Fatal To Dogs: Other Food That May Poison Your Pet

The FDA warned about the dangers of giving dogs food that contains the artificial sweetener Xylitol. Here are other food products that may be safely consumed by humans but can be fatal to pet animals.

Animals May 15, 2016

Artificial Sweetener Used In Chewing Gums Can Kill Dogs

Artificial sweetener found in sugarless gum may kill dogs, the U.S. FDA warns. A substance called xylitol may cause blood sugar to drop tremendously, eventually leading to death if left uncontrolled.

Animals May 13, 2016

Canadian North, West Jet Bend Rules For Pets Escaping Fort McMurray Fire

It’s typical for pets to travel in kennels and carriers in flights, but Canadian North and West Jet made exceptions for evacuees with pets fleeing Fort McMurray last week.

Life & Style May 11, 2016

Your Canine Pal's Heart Rate Is In Sync With Yours: Study

The love between a dog and the owner can now be scientifically supported: research has shown that your canine pal's heart rate can somehow become in sync with your own.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2016

Scaredy Cat Postman: UK Couple May Get Mail Delivery Privilege Cut Because Of Their Cat

It is a game of cat-and-postman in one home in England. The Royal Mail sent a notice to a couple because of the presumed danger that their cat poses to the postman.

Life & Style April 29, 2016

This Is Why Your Dog Dislikes Hugging And What You Can Do About It

You hug your dogs to show your affection, but have you noticed how they react? A canine expert has confirmed that our dogs dislike getting hugged, and that they interpret it differently.

Animals April 27, 2016

Owning A Dog Shown To Be Particularly Beneficial For Senior Adults

Having a furry friend, it turns out, not only can make you happy but healthy as well! Researchers have discovered that dog ownership brings particular benefits to adults, particularly in seniors.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 22, 2016

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