Service dogs, for the blind and disabled are fairly common, however, therapy dogs are a new phenomenon to help people cope with depression.
Therapy dogs live and act as everyday household pets however; they’re trained to respond to the different moods of the owner. For instance, if the owner is sad or crying, the dog knows to cuddle, lick away tears, or bring tissues. If the owner is sleeping too much the dog knows to wake them up. Therapy dogs are also trained to initiate play, retrieve medications, and find keys or other items lost, as depression and some medications can cause memory lapses.
It makes so much sense. It’s hard to be depressed when a dog is around.
Comprehensive site covering the dog world.
Dog Health Guide
The dog health guide offers simple and practical advice for many common canine symptoms and illnesses.
DogChannel.com is the place to go for all of your significant and fun dog news. As part of AnimalNetwork, we maintain the highest standards of journalism and integrity in covering dog news stories and events.
Dog’s Health is the #1 source for immediate, long-term relief for dogs suffering from diseases like hip dysplasia, OCD and arthritis.
We are specialists in the treatment of canine joint disease and its accompanying pain. Let us help you put an end to your dog’s pain and suffering, joint stiffness, immobility, and poor quality of life.
Our products will help heal your dog without the use of unsafe drugs like Rimadyl, costly vet visits, or invasive surgery.
DogStarDaily.com is a free website for dog lovers – a daily magazine with news, blogs, and articles about dog behavior, and a comprehensive digital dog training textbook with everything you need to know about training your puppy or dog.
AboutDogsOnline.com- your one-stop shop for free pet health, dog training and dog breed resources.
BringFido.com is a dog travel directory that provides unbiased reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations at more than 25,000 pet friendly hotels through a partnership with Travelocity. Information is also available on thousands of bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds that welcome pets in 150 countries worldwide.
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs.
Canine Epilepsy Resources
This website was designed to provide information and support to those who love and care for an epileptic dog (or cat). It is scary to watch your pet have a seizure whether it be a full blown tonic clonic (grand mal), a petit mal or something in between.
Canine Health Concern
CHC advocates the use of alternative healthcare for pets, including the homoeopathic vaccine alternative, natural flea and worm prevention, and a range of complementary therapies such as Bach Flower remedies, Chiropractic, Emotional Freedom Technique, Reiki, nutritional therapy, acupuncture, and more. Homoeopathic veterinary medicine has become increasingly popular since CHC started to promote it back in 1994, and we have led thousands of animals to the doors of homoeopathic and other complementary vets.
Canine Health Events
Canine Health Events Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to raising money for canine health research by working with dog clubs to sponsor dog events and related activities, such as raffles, auctions and sponsorships.
Canine Health Foundation
The mission of the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. (CHF) is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. The Foundation has established a series of goals as well as a strategy for achieving these goals.
CavalierHealth.org is dedicated to providing easy Internet access to factual information about the health of and severe genetic health disorders.
Cody's Canine Health Site
Our aim is to help you better understand different aspects of canine health and to keep your pup' safe and happy.
Dog Owner's Guide
A newspaper for pet and show dog owners in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky.
Here is an introduction to some great things people do with their dogs. Most activities welcome all dogs, whether purebred or of mixed breed heritage. Some of these activities are classed as "working dog" activities, but are also done on a recreational basis, or as a public service.
Golden Retriever Foundation
To promote and assist the development, publication and dissemination of educational materials about the proper care, treatment, breeding, health, development and training of Golden Retrievers.
The object of this site and associated newsletter, Healthy Happy Dogs, is to convey and share up-to-date information with our subscribers and website visitors, on how to have a healthier happier dog.
Does your dog seem to be slowing down? Does he just not play with the same spark? It might be more than age. He may be in pain due to osteoarthritis
PennHIP is a not-for-profit program wholly owned and operated by the University of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to develop and apply evidence-based technology to direct appropriate breeding strategies aimed at reducing in frequency and severity the osteoarthritis of canine hip dysplasia.
Pet Guardian Angels of America
original PGAA writings or curations of articles taken from the Internet, with permission or shared, to help you provide for your dog's health.
Imagine having an entire world of pet care–from expert tips and knowledgeable advice to the latest and greatest pet food, treats, toys and gear to an active community of pet parents–all tailored to your pets’ exact needs. You don’t need to imagine it. Pet360 delivers this level of customization every time you visit.
The definitive web destination for PetCrazy people and their canine companions.
Extensive resource from Animal Planet.
Dogs make our lives better every day.
Here's how you can do more for - and with - the dog you love.
Vetstreet.com is a new site dedicated to giving you the most accurate information possible, so you can keep your dogs and cats healthy.
Our articles are written, developed, and reviewed by leading veterinarians, professional journalists, and animal health experts, so you get the most current advice and thinking on everything from finding the right puppy or kitten to dealing with serious medical conditions.
The international magazine for and about working and sporting dogs -- and the people who love them.
This website, YourDogHealth.com focuses on joint problems such as canine arthritis,canine hip dysplasia, canine osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It gives you all the facts and what your treatment options are. YourDogHealth.com endorses the use of Free & Easy for Dogs. We do so for one reason. Because it works and it works well against these diseases.