Eye On Pets
The author of a popular book about an abandoned dog who was rescued, rose to stardom and began a new life as a service animal, visits Chicago Saturday for a book signing and fundraiser at PAWS Chicago. Patrick Bettendorf comes with a message to his fellow humans.
Animal advocates are using September to raise awareness about responsible dog ownership. They are reminding people – especially potential new dog owners – that raising a happy and healthy dog is more than just playtime and pampering.
If you are a dog owner, you have just one shopping day left before National Dog Day, celebrated annually on August 26, which is tomorrow (Monday). Non-dog owners are being urged to adopt from a local shelter by pet advocate Colleen Paige, the human who created the canine holiday back in 2004.
Researchers meeting in Chicago have presented findings from three new studies that show health and other benefits from human-animal interaction. Scientists who examined the impact of pets on physical and emotional health and on human social relationships have found positive and lasting effects of pet ownership and pet therapy.
You might be surprised to learn just how hot it can get in a parked car, even on a relatively mild day with all the windows down.
Experts have proven that dogs can lower our blood pressure, ease stress and sense impending disaster.
Four of Chicago’s animal shelters will team up this weekend for a cat adoption event aimed at easing the impact of “kitten season” or cat breeding season during spring and summer – the only time of the year when cats breed. The result is an influx of cats and kittens at animal shelters.
Nebraska-based Natura Pet Products has announced a new voluntary recall of multiple brands of dry pet food and treats. The decision comes after a positive test for Salmonella on April 3.
Dogs bite an estimated 4.7 million people every year in the United States and many of the victims are young children. Expert say public awareness and education are key to preventing biting incidents and the full court press is on this week during National Dog Bite Prevention Week.