Category Archives: Pets

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities: Fish owners are happiest. Dog owners are the most fun to be with. Cat owners are the most dependable and emotionally sensitive. Reptile owners are the most … Continue reading

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Nearly half of travelers want your pet out of airplane cabins, survey says

There are three kinds of people in this world: Dog people, cat people and people who would prefer to never deal with either. In a recent survey, 52% of U.S. adults responded “yes” when asked if a non-service animal should … Continue reading

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Children with autism who live with pets are more assertive

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals’ social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the … Continue reading

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9 Pet Camps and Retreats to Help Them Sort Out Their Existential Crises

From popping bacon-scented bubbles on a “Wooftop” terrace to a workshop that teaches your dog how to fetch a beer from the fridge While kids have been going to camp for years, and the number of camps for adults has … Continue reading

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Are your pets disturbing your sleep?

Newswise — PHOENIX — June 3, 2014 — Rest assured, there may be a good reason you’re dog-tired. While countless pet owners peacefully sleep with a warm pet nearby, a new Mayo Clinic study, presented this week at the 29th … Continue reading

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Humans and companion animals harbor the same types of MRSA infections

A shared population of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria circulates both in humans and companion animals, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. “Our study demonstrates that humans … Continue reading

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Bravo pet food recall, nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 14, 2014 - Manchester, CT – Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can … Continue reading

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Virtual pet leads to increase physical activity for kids, UGA research says

Athens, Ga. – Placing children into a mixed reality—part virtual environment and part real world—has great potential for increasing their physical activity and decreasing their risk of obesity, according to University of Georgia researchers. Sixty-one Georgia 4-H’ers, 9-12 years old, … Continue reading

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First pet health tracker to sync with owner’s device

Tagg-The Pet Tracker Master Kit, WhiteSAN FRANCISCO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Whistle, the makers of the leading pet health and activity monitor, today announced a new software integration with Jawbone, the makers of the UP wristband, app and data system that helps users learn … Continue reading

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How children relate to pets: a new study

In a study of more than 1,000 school children, scientists at the University of Liverpool have shown that the bond between a child and their pet is a significant part of growing up in families from a variety of social … Continue reading

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Helping pet owners make tough choices

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Perhaps the hardest part of owning a pet is making difficult decisions when a beloved companion becomes seriously ill. That’s why Michigan State University researchers are developing a new tool to help people assess their ailing … Continue reading

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