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Scientists develop new flu vaccines for man’s best friend

Scientists develop new flu vaccines for man’s best friend

It’s that dreaded time of year – flu season. And we humans aren’t the only ones feeling the pain. Dogs can get the flu, too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza. This research is not only important for […]

Indiana Health Officials Alert Indiana Rat Owners to Possible Exposure to Seoul Virus

Indiana Health Officials Alert Indiana Rat Owners to Possible Exposure to Seoul Virus

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is contacting people who purchased rats from a breeder in Illinois as part of an investigation of an outbreak of Seoul virus, a member of the hantavirus family that has caused human illnesses in other states. Eleven rats were purchased from the facility by six Hoosiers […]

Sheridan Fire Department Receives Donation Of Equipment to Save Pets From Fire

Sheridan Fire Department Receives Donation Of Equipment to Save Pets From Fire

Sheridan, IN – (November 22, 2016) First Responders with the Sheridan Fire Department can now consider themselves the best-equipped in the nation to save a pet’s life. That’s because Invisible Fence of Central Indiana has donated a pet oxygen mask kit, which consists of three different-sized pet masks, to the department. This donation is just […]

Hoosier Park, Animal Protection League Team Up For Fourth Annual ‘Walk in the Park’

Hoosier Park, Animal Protection League Team Up For Fourth Annual ‘Walk in the Park’

Local Coupon Booklet Aimed to Benefit Animal Protection League, Build Awareness ANDERSON, Ind. – Oct. 5, 2016 – Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will host the Animal Protection League (APL) for the fourth annual FUR-Long ‘Walk in the Park’ on Sunday, Oct. 9 beginning at noon, with registration starting at 11 a.m. The event will […]

Subsidized Spay Neuter Programs

Subsidized Spay Neuter Programs

Partners for Animal Welfare Society [P.A.W.S.] is offering residents of Hancock County and surrounding areas a low cost alternative to getting cats and dogs spayed/neutered for as little as $5 per cat through the P.A.W.S. $5/$10/$15 Feline Fix program. Bring in 1-3 cats and the cost is $15 per cat.  For 4-7 cats, the cost is $10 per cat.  For 8 or […]

Clay Terrace To Host Its Second Annual “Adopt-A-Dog Day” On September 24

Clay Terrace To Host Its Second Annual “Adopt-A-Dog Day” On September 24

CARMEL, Ind. (September 20, 2016) – Clay Terrace, Carmel, Indiana’s premier open-air family friendly shopping destination, has joined forces with local animal rescue organizations to host its second annual “Adopt-A-Dog Day” on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Clay Terrace Lawn near Kona Grill. Animal-lovers are invited to learn more […]

Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech

Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech

Dogs have the ability to distinguish vocabulary words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, a new study reports. Attila Andics et al. note that vocabulary learning “does not appear to be a uniquely human capacity that follows from the emergence of language, but rather a more […]

Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog

Foods for People That Are Bad for Your Dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution. Some foods meant for human consumption can be dangerous, and even deadly, to your dog. How are people and animals different when it comes to food? According to Carmela Stamper, D.V.M., a […]

The truth about cats and dogs

The truth about cats and dogs

Pets are good for mental health of ‘everyday people’ WASHINGTON – Pets can serve as important sources of social and emotional support for “everyday people,” not just individuals facing significant health challenges, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. And, the study found, pet owners were just as close to key people in […]

Dog owners more likely to share germs with pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with dog

Dog owners more likely to share germs with pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with dog

MANHATTAN, KAN. — Dog owners who sleep with their pet or permit licks on the face are in good company. Surveys show that more than half of owners bond with their pets in these ways. Research done by a veterinarian at Kansas State University found that these dog owners are no more likely to share […]

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