Many families face the decision of whether to get a dog. For families of children with autism, the decision can be even more challenging. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has studied dog ownership decisions in families of children with autism and found, regardless of whether they owned dogs, the parents reported the benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.
New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress – and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva.
A study from the University of Liverpool has recommended investing in dog owner education and facilities as a strategy to target physical inactivity and problems such as obesity in both people and their pets.
A new study has shown that newborns who are exposed to pet hair, dirt and germs may have a lower risk of suffering from allergies and asthma.
Birds are inherently social creatures, often flying around and roosting in large flocks. This may be largely due to the protection this strategy offers — after all there is always safety in numbers. But on the other hand, social structures of birds may be much more complex than that. A new study sheds some light on the social lives of birds.
Parrots are known to be very intelligent birds, but scientists have discovered that Goffin cockatoos can even learn how to make and use wooden tools from each other.
Hay is a vital component of a pet guinea pig’s diet – hay and water are the two essential elements for your guinea pig’s well-being. Hay is essential for healthy digestion and healthy teeth. Hay also contains many nutrients essential for overall good health. But, not all hay is created equal — different types of hay contain different amounts of fiber and key nutrients.
A vital component in any electrical fence system is the charger, which supplies current to the fence to keep it electrified by maintaining an electrical charge. But with so many models to choose from, it can get just a tad confusing as to which electric fence charger is best suited to power up your fence.
Electric fencing can be used to contain a wide variety of domestic animals and livestock, and offers a convenient, flexible solution for both animal containment and predator exclusion. This guide will eliminate some of the confusion that arises when choosing from the vast array of electric fence supplies available, and help you select the most suitable components for your fencing project.
Dog’s ears collect dirt and without proper care this can result in smelly ears or painful ear infections. The dark, warm and moist conditions within the ear provides the ideal conditions for parasites and yeast infections, which can go unnoticed under the flap of the ear. Consequently, it is very important to clean your dog’s ears regularly and to check for any sign of parasites or infection.