Service Dogs for Anxiety: Certification and Training

Service dogs are dogs specifically trained to help individuals with disabilities perform tasks. Service dogs do not just help people with physical disabilities, such as blindness. Psychiatric service animals are trained to help people with mental health conditions, such as anxiety, to participate fully in everyday life. Read on to learn more about service dogs … Read more

IU students pet therapy dogs, learn to cook healthy meals during National Public Health Week

The Office of Public Health Practice in the IU School of Public Health celebrated National Public Health Week this week with a series of events such as food drives and de-stressing activities. Every year, during the first full week of April, the American Public Health Association organizes NPHW to educate people on public health issues … Read more

Health-tracking dog collars claim to provide usable biometric data. Experts are preaching caution.

What do smart home devices, activity trackers, and now biometric wearables have in common? They’re gadgets for your dog. Following the rise of human wearables that track cardiovascular and respiratory health, several companies are suddenly promising the same in canine form. Three products all slated for release this year are all making similar claims, based … Read more

Go hiking with your dog

A faithful companion, the family dog ​​can take full advantage of all activities, including hiking, if, like his humans, he is well prepared. In this video produced in collaboration with Polytrans and Le Chien Sportif, we cover all the important topics so that your hike with your pet goes smoothly. Hiking, a moment of pleasure … Read more

Dentist uses dogs for anxious patients

Placeholder while article actions load CHARLOTTE, NC — The first time 11-year-old Levi McAllister had a tooth pulled, he screamed, kicked and struggled so much that his mom had to hold him down. So when Levi returned to Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry in January to get two more teeth pulled, dental hygienist Barb Kucera had a … Read more