Posts tagged "human animal bond"

Decoding Dogs: Five Tips at Western Veterinary Conference

Decoding Dogs: Five Tips at Western Veterinary Conference
Decoding dogs, here are five tips with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz and myself. Together; we presented this talk, in conjunction with the book “Decoding Your Dog” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, at Western States Veterinary Conference during sessions called WVC Live, Las Vegas on February 17. - Zen dogs - The... Read more »

Do Dogs Love Us?

Do Dogs Love Us?
Dogs love us too. This isn’t especially newsworthy to dog owners. But the story has made the news. Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, reaffirmed that a part of the brain associated with positive emotions, is similar in dogs and humans. Using hand signals to indicate the dogs were about to receive a food... Read more »

Dogs: Our Best Friends

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Coincidence that dog spelled backwards is God? Probably….but dogs and people have evolved together for thousands of years. The result? Watch this video.  
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Kitten Means Hope for Homeless Woman

Kitten Means Hope for Homeless Woman
Homeless people are unfortunately omnipresent on Michigan Avenue, and across America. In truth, over time, many of these people begging for money become invisible, especially if you see them everyday. This homeless woman wasn’t invisible. The difference between her and all the others is a little kitten. She told me she was forced out on... Read more »

Why Dogs Yawn

Why Dogs Yawn
You’ve heard it before….Love me, love my dog. The expression might now be yawn and my dog yawns with me. A study from Teresa Romera and colleagues at the University of Tokyo suggests that yawning is contagious – to dogs! If you yawn, your dog might too!  The study, published in the journal PLoS One,... Read more »

Animal Connections: Everyone Wants to be a Vet

Animal Connections: Everyone Wants to be a Vet
It seems every kid wants to grow up to be a veterinarian. “I hear that all the time,” agrees Dr. Christine Jenkins, Group Director of U.S. Veterinary Medical Services at Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health). “It seems everyone, of all ages, loves to play veterinarian.” Through a new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit called “Animal Connections:... Read more »
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Experts on Human-Animal Interactions Meet in U.S. for the First Time

Experts on Human-Animal Interactions Meet in U.S. for the First Time
International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) Conference will be held in the U.S. for the first time ever, as Dr. Rebecca Johnson IAHAIO President described on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE . This is a big deal – and you can be there. Johnson describes how anyone can attend the... Read more »

Experts on Human-Animal Bond Meet in the U.S. For the First Time

Experts on Human-Animal Bond Meet in the U.S. For the First Time
Dr. Rebecca Johnson, president of the International Association of Human Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World (click HERE to listen)  about IAHAIO coming to Chicago in July as a part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Medical Association Convention.  This will be the first time ever that the group has met in... Read more »

Betty White, 'We've Come a Long Way In the Animal World'

Betty White, 'We've Come a Long Way In the Animal World'
Betty White scoffs at the notion of being the most trusted person in America. “That’s so silly,” she says. She laughs when being compared to the late news anchor Walter Cronkite, who once held that same throne for many years. “I’m just an old broad who’s been around the block. People can’t get rid of... Read more »
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Veterinarians Partner with Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

Veterinarians Partner with Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness
Dr. Roger Mahr, then president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and Dr. Ronald Davis, late president of the American Medical Association, launched the One Health Initiative in 2007. “We formalized and expanded upon what many in the medical field have understood for many years,” says Mahr, now CEO of the One Health Commission at... Read more »