Pets do not significantly benefit the emotional health of owners with severe mental illness, study shows

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study published in the CABI journal Human-Animal Interactions suggests that companion animals—including dogs, cats, fish and birds—do not significantly benefit the emotional health of owners with severe mental illness. The results showed that owning an animal was not significantly associated with the well-being, depression, anxiety or loneliness scores for … Read more

Victoria animal rescues are overflowing and asking for help

Animal rescues around Greater Victoria are rapidly filling up with residents surrendering their pets, prompting organizations to ask for help. Pamela Saddler with Broken Promises Rescue says she has been in animal rescue since 1996 and has never seen this many animals in need. “We just have an overabundance of calls for help we’re getting … Read more

Air quality: How to protect your pets from wildfire smoke

As air quality worsens due to Canadian wildfire smoke clouding Ontario, Quebec and parts of the US, residents are warning experts should be cautious of the health impacts. We already know that smoke particles can be particularly harsh on the elderly, children and those with breathing conditions — but pets aren’t immune, either. In a … Read more

Dogs attacked more than 5,300 mail workers last year, the Postal Service says : NPR

A postal worker delivers mail on October 1, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle captions Scott Olson/Getty Images A postal worker delivers mail on October 1, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images It sounds like an old-fashioned stereotype, the dog chasing after the mailman. But for thousands of postal workers … Read more

TikTokers take pets down memory lane with trending sound from British show ‘Skins’

TikTokers are going through their photo albums and turning back the clock for their pets with a sound from a British television show. The trend comprises two things. The first is a slideshow of two pictures. In the initial picture, users show what their pet looks like now with their name written on the slide. … Read more

Pet dogs are infected with avian flu but the risk to the public is low, the federal government says

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of Avian influenza A H5N1 viruses (seen in gold) grown in MDCK cells (seen in green) as shown in this undated handout photo. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a domestic dog has been infected with H5N1 avian flu for the first time in Canada.HO/The Canadian Press A pet dog has … Read more

A Dyson Animal Vacuum That ‘Outperforms’ Its Competitors Is Quietly on Sale at Amazon

Dotdash Meredith and Yahoo Inc. may earn commission or revenue on some items through the links below. “The vacuum is a significant improvement over our previous vacuum” Amazons Dyson products are rarely on sale at Amazon, so when we see a discounted vacuum cleaner, we’re quick to jump on the deal. Right now, the $550 … Read more