Therapy dogs promote healing in the ICU through emotional well-being – proving effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical treatments

Experts from the the Johns Hopkins rehabilitation and ICU centers are calling for more nonpharmacological interventions in treating critically ill patients. They stress that previous thinking that “the right medication will improve a patient’s psychological status” is no longer valid and that interventions such as music therapy and relaxation training Continue Reading

Diet and exercise prevents diabetes in dogs too: Canine obesity is on the rise, along with all the related health problems

Research shows that overweight and obese dogs suffer from a host of health problems like musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular diseases, glucose intolerance, diabetes, and bladder and mammary cancer. A high-fat diet, which leads to excess weight and obesity, was also linked to canine pancreatitis, which is characterized by appetite loss and Continue Reading

Each year, over 12 million dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer… here’s what you can do to SAVE them

In exactly the same way the for-profit cancer industry restricts people from learning simple, scientifically-validated truths about how to prevent, reverse or even cure cancer in many cases, the pet health industry condemns millions of pets to a slow, suffering death in the name of cancer treatment profits. It doesn’t Continue Reading

Are your “dogs” barking? Researchers develop tech to relieve foot pain for people who have to stand all day

A new sole design is taking the first steps to “heeling” your foot pain. Researchers from the Simon Fraser University (SFU) have collaborated with WorkSafeBC and Kintec to design and create a new type of insole that will determine how weight-bearing behavior can lead to plantar fasciitis, the most common Continue Reading

Humans’ sense of smell is actually just as strong as dogs, but people dull their senses with carcinogenic artificial fragrance

A groundbreaking study from Rutgers University-New Brunswick debunks a 19th century myth that humans’ sense of smell is inferior to dogs and other rodents. Neuroscientist John McGann, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, says that humans can discriminate maybe one trillion different odors. Researchers Continue Reading