Thursday, June 8, 2017

TEACHER'S PET SLEEPS IN A DOG BED

The increase in innovative roles for dogs continues. The New York City school system has some novel practices with dogs. My mother is a retired NYC school teacher and there was no way that she could have done it. She was terrified of dogs (and I became a vet, go figure). Read about it here:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE HUMAN ANIMAL BOND

The unconditional love between people and pets is magical. Just take a look at this photograph, read the story and tell me what you think:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CAUTION: DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS IN YOUR CARS ON HOT DAYS!

I am ecstatic about the fact that our furry friends have become so important to us that we take them with us everywhere. As we approach the summer, please heed the advice in my video about leaving your pets in your cars on hot days:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

ORPHANED BABY KANGAROO HOPS INTO POLICE OFFICER’S SHIRT

Okay, this week I am giving marsupials a chance to be mentioned in my blog! This is a great story about a police officer who cares for an orphaned kangaroo. Read about it here: 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A MAN HELPS DOGS THAT NEED WHEELCHAIRS

Things that have a big impact on our lives result in huge calls to action. Here is one example that shows what a man did after his dog was hit by a truck: http://www.today.com/pets/gunnar-s-wheels-aims-help-injured-dogs-get-wheelchairs-t110282

Thursday, April 13, 2017

DOG WITH VITILIGO INFLUENCES THE LIFE OF A CHILD WITH THE SAME CONDITION

Man’s best friend comes to the rescue again. In this case a Black Labrador Retriever has a condition that some people get – vitiligo, which affects the skin. Read about how this dog, Rowdy, changed the life of a young boy with vitiligo:


Do you know of a dog/human pair that have the same disease/condition?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

USING HORSES IN THERAPY SESSIONS

There are a number of therapeutic ways that pets help humans. A 95 year old resident of a nearby nursing home excitedly described seeing a horse walk down the hallway recently. Horses are also increasingly used in therapy sessions. Read about one story here: 

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