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Pets are good for your health in numerous ways, including supporting immune function. Clues that dogs may influence the immune system emerged when links to allergies, asthma and eczema, which are due to an over-reactive immune system, were found. For instance, while it was once believed that exposure to dogs (or cats) at birth may…

Thursday, January 14th, is National Dress Up Your Pet Day. The national holiday is observed every year on this date, January 14! It was started in 2009 by a celebrity pet lifestyle expert. However you decide to dress them up, experts say make sure they are safe and comfortable. Let’s see your best attire for…

Usually, when we come across the words “PTSD” and “dogs” in the same sentence, it’s in reference to therapy dogs trained to help humans with post-traumatic stress disorder. But we’ve learned over the last 10 years or so that canine companions can also suffer from PTSD. In fact, roughly 5% to 17% of dogs are…

Animal health professionals should encourage kindness amidst the pandemic to minimize unnecessary animal relinquishment. Veterinarians should continue to assure clients they will not contract COVID from their furry friends. This is according to a recent webinar presented by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) that reconfirmed the status of SARS-Cov-2 as a reverse zoonoses…