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pets

Pets double as asthma antidote

Early exposure to cats and dogs may offer some protection from developing allergies and some chronic lung conditions.

Your puppy might make you sick

Fido could be infected with Campylobacter and not be sick, but may still carry the germ.

The cat’s meow: the emotional boost of cute videos

It turns out, watching Grumpy Cat can make you less grumpy.

Could your dog unleash a flu pandemic?

Researchers find that viruses can jump from pigs to dogs, and that influenza is becoming increasingly diverse in dogs. This spells trouble for humans.

Must love dogs

Want to avoid a heart attack or lift the cloud of depression? The benefits of owning a pooch may surprise you.

It’s time to kick Fido out—of bed, that is

Sharing sleeping space with your dog may disrupt your shut-eye.

Walk the dog, gain health

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet.

Man’s best friend, meet mom’s new baby

Lay the groundwork ahead of time and your family dog will adjust to your infant without any problems.

Paws for peacefulness

Adults with long-term mental conditions gain solace and support from their pets, study finds.

Zoo critters brighten day for kids in hospital

John Ball Zoo animals bring smiles to children at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Hearts in love fur-ever

Let's raise awareness about the potential health benefits of having a special furry critter in your home.