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US Department Of Veteran Affairs Will Pay For Service Dogs For Veterans With PTSD

For the first time in American history, the US Department of Veteran Affairs will pay for service dogs for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The PAWS ACT, or “Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act,” will authorize the VA to create a pilot program on dog training therapy. It will provide dog …

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This Boy Reuniting With His Lost Pug Will Make You Sob Too

As evidence supports, dogs can really help heal emotional wounds. Studies have shown that petting a dog can reduce anxiety, and caring for one can help ease depression symptoms. Not to mention of course, the unconditional love dogs provide. In 2017, a boy named Carter received Piper the Pug as a special 12th birthday gift. …

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Shelter Includes Emotional Poem With Rescue Dog’s Adoption Paperwork

One major reason rescued dogs get returned to shelters is that their new family can’t understand their anxious or fearful behaviors. Dogs surrendered to shelters often experience anxiety after being brought into a hectic new environment, and many more have been traumatized or mistreated prior to arriving. When Hope Ervin rescued a Shiba Inu from …

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FDA Issues Warning To Pet Food Company After 130 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods has had several recalls in the past year, including one in December where 70 pets died of aflatoxin contamination. In March, the company also voluntarily recalled several products due to salmonella contamination. Now, even though another recall isn’t issued, the FDA is raising concerns over the past aflatoxin recall. According to a …

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