People with mental health issues often turn to animals for comfort. The following article provides numerous examples of ways in which animals provide comfort for those in need.http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/09/504971146/pets-help-people-manage-life-with-serious-mental-illness
This story will pull at your heart strings.
Crazy things people are doing to keep their dogs cool in the summer
A funny story concerning the lengths dog owners will go to to keep their pets comfortable in the heat of summer. Do you have other techniques to address what could be a serious problem? More of these zany ideas can be found here.
New drug treatment for dogs with storm anxiety
Some estimates find that over 40% of dogs are afflicted by storm anxiety.
There may be hope on the horizon for the treatment of dogs subject to storm anxiety. Sileo is a medication approved as a sedative for minor veterinary procedures —- a flavorless gel, is administered with a syringe, that is squeezed between the dog’s cheek and gum and absorbed within 30 minutes.
Loving dogs help aid victims of the Orlando tragedy
Dogs have long been known to ease stress in humans and provide comfort to the traumatized. Here is how they being used following the tragedy in Orlando.
This article gives us an idea of what it takes to make our pets happy. It also points out numerous examples of pets being kept in improper environments and conditions. This has less to do with meanness and more to do with pet owners not understanding the needs of their pets. Interesting article, take a look.
It is estimated that there are approximately one billion dogs on earth. Of the one billion only about 250 million have identification in the form of a collar. What is going on with the 3/4 of a billion of unmarked dogs? This is discussed in and interesting article published in the New York Times.