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Podcast looks at stories of healing through animal assisted interventions and therapy

  A new weekly podcast, The Animal Effect, shines light on the benefits of animal-assisted therapy. Hosted by licensed mental health professional Prairie Conlon, the podcast, which airs on Mental Health News Radio and all podcast streaming platforms, takes a…

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Dog lovers can watch dogs honored for amazing accomplishments on the 9th Annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel, Oct. 21

Alice, a five-year-old German Shepherd from Nicholasville, Kentucky, has captured the top title of “American Hero Dog” at the 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®. Alice can be seen receiving her honor during the ninth annual Hero Dogs Awards, which…

Pets helping teens cope with anxiety and pressures of school is focus of new short film

“A Pet Sees You” is a new short film that is described as “highlighting the mental health benefits of pet ownership for the Generation Z population.” It is actually only about a minute in length, but seems to definitely capture…

Wow! Classroom pets helps kids learn in many ways, according to a new study

Remember the lines from the nursery rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” about the lamb making the children laugh and play, so the teacher turned it out? Well, maybe a lamb isn’t a great idea, but small classroom pets may…

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Man’s best friend is protecting people against lyme disease research shows

“CAPC Lyme prevalence maps gives monthly updates to show residents, travelers and health care providers what’s happening in every county, including areas where ten years ago there may not have been a risk.” (PRWeb.com) — New research from the Companion…

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New certification is putting pet-friendly cities on the map

FRANKLIN, Tennessee (PRNewswire) — Mars Petcare is taking its commitment to creating a more pet-friendly world to new heights by announcing the “BETTER CITY FOR PETS” certification. “BETTER CITY FOR PETS” CERTIFICATIONThe introduction of the Mars Petcare “BETTER CITY FOR…