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How does pet ownership contribute to population health? An interview with Melanie Rock

Check out this interview where Dr. Melanie Rock, an anthropologist at the University of Calgary, reveals how pet ownership contributes to human health.

Dr. Rock starts out on familiar ground explaining some of the concrete human health benefits arising from companion animals. 346 more words


Dogs Who Detect Cancer: “So much more than their nose”

Dogs Who Detect Cancer: “So much more than their nose”

By Katrina Holland

It’s 8.45am at a business park in rural Buckinghamshire, UK: the location of my primary field site. 521 more words

A street cat named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen.

A Street Cat Named Bob is the first in a charming series of books about a busker who adopted a stray marmalade moggy from the streets of London. 510 more words

Book Reviews

Film Review: A Dog's Purpose

When I heard out that this book had been made into a movie, I knew I had to read it. So there I was, checking the book out of the library and I was completely hooked the second I started. 368 more words

Movies & Multimedia

Are We Human? Or Are We...


I know what you’re thinking…well actually I don’t. Why? Well one, I’m not psychic but two, because the answer to the question of whether or not we should count ourselves as animals isn’t as straight-forward as it may seem. 1,683 more words

Animals And Us

The Animals In My Life...

….and your life and everyone’s lives…

Companion Animals aka Pets

When we think of animals most of us will automatically think about the dog, cat, hamster or fish that we currently live with. 774 more words

Animals And Us

Bobbie The Wonder Dog by Tricia Brown

Bobbie the Wonder Dog: A True Story

Tricia Brown, Author

Cary Porter, Illustrator

WestWinds Press, Fiction, Apr. 12, 2016

Suitable for Ages: 4-8

Themes: A lost dog’s journey, Human-animal relationships, Animals… 577 more words

Perfect Picture Books