Animal & Pet Health
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened - Anatole France
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What Our Treatment of Orcas Tells Us About Our Societal Health
For the purposes of his book Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, philosopher Richard Rorty borrows Judith Shklar's definition of liberals as "people who think that cruelty is the worst thing we do." While I would label myself liberal under an even broader definition, this is the crux of my politics, my economics, my humanity. Cruelty is the worst thing we do. And the knowing, avoidable infliction of suffering is the cruelty defined.
Clearly, the capacity to suffer is not limited to human. While arguments can be made that some of the least complex living creatures—bacteria, plants, insects, some sea life—lack the capacity to suffer (at least as we know it), those arguments lose cogency…
Keep Pets From Destroying Your Stuff
If your pet tears, chews, or otherwise ruins your stuff, these tips can help you keep your gear like new.
Wellness has come for your pets
“Products that were considered perhaps luxuries by earlier generations are now considered essentials by millennial pet owners,” says King. “And that definitely feeds into the area of supplements.”
A pet’s death can hurt more than losing a fellow human
Social norms are wrecking your grief experience.
Cats Are Not Medicine
Pets don’t actually make people healthier, according to a new analysis. Ability to own a pet does.
Five animals that do our dirty work for us
Here are a few examples of animals who do the jobs we can't—or won't—do for ourselves.
Five diseases you can catch from pets
Some argue for bites and scratches to be included as a zoonosis. If we do include them, they are likely to be among the most common zoonoses. Never nice, always painful, and in disturbing, rare cases – usually involving children – they can be fatal. Cat bites and scratches can transmit a bacterium called Bartonella henselae, the cause of “cat-scratch disease”. Both bites and scratch wounds can become badly infected causing further pain. Scars, both mental and physical, can be lifelong in those that have been attacked. Children and those exposed occupationally, such as postmen, are perhaps most at risk.
The case that humans are creating new species despite killing off so many
We humans have left a nasty mark on the Earth, no doubt. We’ve poisoned waterways, incinerated forests, and poured greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. We've critically endangered some species by demolishing huge swaths of their natural habitat, and greedily hunted others to extinction.
The Cost of Pet Health Care Could Be Rising Faster Than the Cost of Human Health Care
Spending on animal medical needs has soared over the past two decades. According to an annual survey by the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $15.4 billion on veterinary care in 2015. Could it be that pets are experiencing a similar uptick in the cost of medical care as their human masters?
The Real Benefits of Pet Ownership
It’s referred to as “the pet effect.” Some researchers have proposed that having a pet bestows a dazzling array of health benefits, such as lower cholesterol, reduced blood pressure and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
The truth about cat and dog food
Those little paws leave a big environmental footprint.
You'll Probably Live Longer if You Have a Dog
What’s better than a long life, free of disease? A long life, free of disease, with your loving dog by your side. It's no pipe dream: Dog owners have a lower risk of death than people who don’t care for a furry friend, according to a paper published today in Scientific Reports.
Animal Testing That Is Kind, Not Cruel
The One Health Company is changing the way that animal testing is done. We’re totally turning it on its head, from something that hurts animals to something that actually benefits animals.
Healthy pets could lead to healthier pet owners
In a world of dog obesity and cat arthritis, a group called Healthy Pets, Healthy Families is striving to keep pets – and their humans – in good shape.
If Your Veterinarian Offers Acupuncture, Find a Different Vet
ou know what happens to dogs in China, right? No, not that. I mean acupuncture. Eastern-influenced veterinarians claim that Chinese acupuncturists began treating horses more than 4,000 years ago, and today many Chinese schools offer courses on animal acupuncture. The history of animal acupuncture, like the history of human acupuncture, is in serious dispute, but that hasn’t slowed its growth in the United States.
Land of Hope and Glory
The hidden truth behind UK animal farming - featuring approximately 100 facilities across the UK and never before seen undercover footage.
Live Like Royalty: The Many Health Benefits of Dogs, Man's Best Friend
Dog owners worldwide enjoy longer lifespans on average, reduced blood pressure, improved cardiovascular fitness, and far less stress.
Looking For The Safest, Healthiest Pet Food? Good Luck With That
The vast majority of pet food is safe. But recalls remain routine. As the pet food industry slow-walks reforms, health- and safety-conscious consumers have been turning to pricey alternatives in an often-futile pursuit that at times actually puts their pets and even human family members in jeopardy.
No Animals Were Harmed
American Humane Association’s Film & TV Unit is the leader in the protection of animal actors. With established Guidelines, on-set monitoring, movie ratings and reviews, and stories from the set, the Film & TV Unit is the only animal welfare organization with oversight sanctioned by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). American Humane Association assumes the monumental undertaking of providing protection for animal actors and keeps the public informed.
One Out Of Three Dogs And Cats Is Overweight And It's Costing Us
As with humans, obesity has serious health consequences for dogs and cats, but what's even worse is that they may be suffering in silence because you don't speak cat or dog.
Want To Speed Biomedical Research? Do It In Dog Years
Biomedical research takes a long time… Way too long for patients anxiously waiting for treatments that can keep them alive or spare them agony. So, here is an idea. How about switching research’s typical drawn-out, excruciating timeline to dog years. Dog years?
What medical spending on pets explains about the cost of human health care
This data suggests that we ought to question the assumption that American health care costs are high because our insurance plans pay most of the bills. America’s cats and dogs typically don’t have health insurance, but they are still racking up incredible bills. This suggests that American pet owners are paying more for care because there are advancements in veterinary technology that we feel it’s worth putting our disposable income toward.
What Our Treatment of Orcas Tells Us About Our Societal Health
Most of us would agree that cruelty is unhealthy. And so a recent failure to act by the California legislature gives us a window into another way in which we are a very unhealthy society.
Animal Health Institute
The Animal Health Institute (AHI) represents companies with an interest in veterinary health. Our members develop and produce the medicines that help our pets live longer, healthier lives and contribute to safe food by keeping food animals healthy.
Animal Planet lets you explore cat breeds, dog breeds, wild animals and pets. Get exclusive photos and video, watch full episodes, play games and more!
Animal Planet LIVE
Welcome to Animal Planet LIVE, your online home for the most interesting live animal cameras. On this channel, check out the best of Animal Planet's programming.
At Animal Wellness Magazine, we believe the foundation of optimal wellness and happiness is built upon FOUR PILLARS – Natural Health, Natural Nutrition, Positive Training, and Active Lifestyle. Each of these Pillars plays a supporting role in providing your animal companion with the longest, best quality of life possible.
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.
This website is dedicated to Dr. Pol's passion for education people on all creatures great and small.
Good News for Pets
Timely news coverage of pets and veterinary medicine.
Guide to Poisonous Plants
The Poisonous Plant Guide is constructed to enable location of a plant by either knowing the common or botanical name of the plant.
Looking for a healthy way to look after your pets?... Interested in holistic veterinary care for your dogs or cats? Want a different approach for your pet's future wellbeing? You're in the right place! At HomeVet, thousands of pet owners are discovering the best way to care for their pets, just like you.
Judy's Health Cafe
We specialize in natural and holistic approaches to pet care and human health.
Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary medicine for companion animals, horses and wildlife. We are a global leader in animal health science, and our funding helps more species in more places than any other organization in the world.
Pet Product News
News on petproductnews.com consists of reporters that specialize in covering the pet industry and its communities. News is supplemented by Pet Product News International magazine’s team of editors, photographers and writers who specialize in all-things pet-related. Pet Product News International is the top monthly business newsmagazine that informs, educates and entertains the professional pet industry.
By providing vet-approved services, products and educational resources, PetCoach is committed to making it easier for you to be the best pet parent possible.
PetMD.com is committed to providing broader access to comprehensive pet health information and pet care resources that will help pet owners take a more active role in managing their pet's health. Current trends in pet health and nutrition, decision support services, symptom checkers, treatments options and a growing list of pet care providers are just a few of the features you'll find at petsMD.com.
Petplace.com is the definitive web destination for PetCrazy people. We know that the number one priority of PetCrazy people is their pet''s health and well being.
Since 2000 Pets.ca has been building an online community for pet lovers from Canada and around the world. Currently, Pets.ca receives thousands of daily visitors from every continent. Most of our visitors are from the USA, Canada the United Kingdom and Australia.
PetWave.com is the first pet care website to combine a comprehensive pet health library based on today’s veterinary care standards with a full-featured suite of community and pet health management tools. PetWave allows pet owners to leverage the knowledge of established veterinary science, collective experiences of others, and interactive web technology to provide pet owners with relevant answers.
We are here to support you in the care of your companion animal by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from experts in the field of natural health.
Robbie's Pet Health
Commonly asked questions about animal health answered here!
Vaccinate Your Pet
VaccinateYourPet.net is an animal health initiative sponsored by Merial, the maker of the most recommended and requested flea and tick control product, FRONTLINE® Plus, and heartworm preventive, HEARTGARD® Plus (ivermectin/pyrantel).1,2,3 Merial also produces advanced and targeted vaccines for cats and dogs.
Comprehensive Pet Meds Information & Comparisons... Pet Insurance Reviews & Resources... Pet Health & Pet Products News & Articles...
VetAgenda - a comprehensive database of veterinary congresses, conferences and courses worldwide.
Your pets deserve the best healthcare. A sick or injured pet is scary, but finding a local veterinarian shouldn't be. Veterinarians.com makes it easy for you to find the best care for your pets. We do the research, all you have to do is search for your zip code. Visit for detailed listing about local vets in your area, resources for pet owners, and more.
Veterinary Information Network
VIN continual education courses are unlike any CE you've experienced. Most VINners don't need the CE credits, but look to VIN CE as the place where they can truly learn -- rather than just attend CE for credit.
Most current veterinary information for common pet health problems.
VeterinaryPartner.com is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals.
We provide veterinary health information relating to dogs and cats.
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.
Wag! makes dog ownership easier by connecting dog owners with dog lovers in their community they can hire on-demand for dog walking, dog sitting, or dog boarding services 7-days a week. Wag! is like having a trusted dog-loving neighbor or friend at your beck and call!
Zoetis, formerly the animal health business of Pfizer, is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, support and education. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.
A comprehensive guide to holistic pet care.
The mission of American Humane Association is to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of children and animals, and to unleash the full potential of the bond between humans and animals to the mutual benefit of both.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country
American Veterinary Medical Association
Educate yourself on proper pet care and pet health problems by asking questions and finding the answers from reliable, trusted sources of information — such as your veterinarian and their staff, or these pages.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Veterinary Services (VS) protects and improves the health, quality, and marketability of our nation's animals.
Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners. But there’s something else you should know. Pets sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. The diseases people get from animals are known as zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases.
Cheryl May's Pet Health Page
At Kansas State University, the College of Veterinary Medicine is a tremendous resource for news articles.
Companion Animal Parasite Council
The mission of CAPC is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human-animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections.
Comprehensive coverage of the world of veterinary medicine.
Go Pets America
Go Pets America is both an information resource for dog, cat, pet and horse owners.
Hello! I'm Dr. Karen Becker, a proactive and integrative wellness veterinarian. On behalf of myself and Dr. Mercola, I'd like to welcome you to MercolaHealthyPets.com. My goal is to help you create wellness in order to prevent illness in the lives of your pets. This proactive approach seeks to save you and your pet from unnecessary stress and suffering by identifying and removing health obstacles even before disease occurs. Unfortunately, most veterinarians in the United States are trained to be reactive. They wait for symptoms to occur, and often treat those symptoms without addressing the root cause.
Hill's Pet Nutrition is dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare. Our unrivaled devotion to healthy, happy pets drives everything we do.
Martindale's The Virtual Veterinary Center
Comprehensive website covering the veterinary industry.
Medi-Vet Animal Health began out of a need to provide affordable veterinary care and products to local humane societies, animal rescue groups and to the people they serve. With ever increasing costs of pet health care, many clients were finding it difficult to provide for all the needs of their pet, especially when they became ill or required special medications.
MediVet Biologic’s mission is to offer innovative, safe and effective biologic treatments in regenerative medicine & oncology solutions, to assist millions of animals needlessly suffering in pain.
National Animal Interest Alliance
The mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners. One of our most important tasks is educating the public about the critical difference between animal rights and animal welfare.
National Pet Week
The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.
Nzymes.com is dedicated to the health and welfare of pets and people all over the world.
Only Natural Pet
At Only Natural Pet, our mission is to support long and healthy lives for your pets by providing truly natural products based on our strict ingredient standards. We do the research on what is and is not healthy for your pet, so you don’t have to. Choosing Only Natural Pet brand products ensures your 4-legged family members get only healthy, natural pet supplies.
Partners in Animal Health
Partners in Animal Health, a collection of innovative, reliable resources for veterinarians and pet owners.
PetLink is the cornerstone of Datamars' 24/7/365 pet registry and pet recovery service. Microchipping is the only unique, unalterable, tamper-proof, permanent form of identification that owners can provide for pets. Once microchipped, owners are encouraged to register their pets so that their contact information is on record in the event that their pet is ever lost or stolen. A microchip, together with PetLink - give your pet a silent voice and give owners peace of mind that your beloved pet will always find its way home.
We're America's largest pet pharmacy with over 10 million satisfied customers. Just as you feel comfortable with the medication dispensed to you and members of your family by your own pharmacy, we want you to feel comfortable with the medication we dispense to you for your pet.
PetMedsOnline.Org was created by pet lovers, for pet lovers to provide an unbiased source of information for pet medications, pet health and general pet care.
At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people. That's why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets.
Shirley's Wellness Cafe
Equine Avian (Bird) Canine (Dog) Feline (Cat) Puppy/Kittens Ferret Holistic veterinary work aims to make your pet as healthy as he or she can be and gradually build up their body to the best that it can be. The holistic approach treats the whole animal, ignites the body's internal healing force and stimulates the body's natural abilities to heal itself.
Veterinary Sciences Tomorrow
An online current awareness journal.
Canine genetic disease detection services, it is the mission of VetGen to improve the health of all purebred animals, by providing informative and valuable services to animal breeders, owners, and care providers.
Created for the Veterinarian and Veterinary Pets. We have expanded our service to include the whole Veterinary Community
Often people feel they must give up their pets for various reasons. On these pages, you'll hopefully find some alternatives and be able to keep your animal.
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