A Dallas area funeral home is using a grief therapy dog to console clients going through the process of burying loved ones. Candy, a 16-month-old Portuguese water dog, works at the Rest Haven funeral home where she is often called upon to offer emotional support.
Alternative medicine isn’t just for people anymore. More and more pet owners are singing the praises of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM), which includes a range of treatments from acupressure and acupuncture to Chinese herbs.
Inspiration may be the mother of invention but apparently love of your pet is not far behind. After a traffic mishap left her dog Maggie with a sprained spine and hip, automotive engineer Lyndsey Wolko set out to make car travel safer for pets.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is trying to educate the public about pit bulls. The agency reports that pit bulls aren’t vicious monsters. Rather they are dogs that have been bred to fight other dogs.”
Dogs currently work as police personnel, serve in the military, ferret out bombs and contraband for Customs and TSA, and guard businesses all across the United States—so why not let dogs help make schools safer from potential gun violence.
A trainer in Sbeaglehawnee, Kansas, has successfully trained a dog to literally sniff out pregnant Polar bears. Zoos across the United States are now using Elvis the dog to help with their breeding programs.