Articles: human animal bond

HomeAgain Heroes, Don't Let Anyone Tear Them Away

Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, David Bowie and Bonnie Tyler are among many performers who’ve sung the praise of heroes in their songs. Carey’s ballad, “Hero” (1993), written by Walter Afanasieff, includes the lyrics:  “Lord knows dreams are hard to follow,  But they don’t let anyone tear them away.  Hold on, there will be tomorrow.  In…

Lassie's Story, Jon Provost Isn't Falling Into A Well

Jon Provost was about to participate in a special event in his honor at the Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications when I asked, “What if you fell into a well on your way from the airport to the museum?” The now 63-year-old actor, who played Timmy on TV’s popular “Lassie,” politely chuckled, though he’s likely…

The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations at AVMA

The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) will first the first time ever meet at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and in fact for the first time ever share their accumulated science at a U.S. meeting (July 19-23, 2013 in Chicago). I talk with Dr. Rebecca Johnson, IAHAIO president and has the…

Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds A Friend in Rubble

Few were found in the rubble in Oklahoma, the devastation left behind as a result of the tornadoes.  Barbara Garcia was one of many Moore, OK residents whose home was destroyed. Her on-camera interview with CBS following the storm began like many others as she described grabbing her dog and taking shelter in the bathroom of…

Experts on Human-Animal Bond Meet in the U.S. For the First Time

Dr. Rebecca Johnson, president of the International Association of Human Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World (click HERE to listen)  about IAHAIO coming to Chicago in July as a part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Medical Association Convention.  This will be the first time ever that the group has met in…

Animals for LIFE Summit

Animals for LIFE Foundation held their first summit on March 20 in Columbus, OH. Speakers included Dr. Temple Grandin of Colorado State University (and famously subject of a made-for-TV movie), Dr. Jeanette O’Quinn of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University and Association of Shelter Veterinarians and myself among several others. Animals for…

America's Favorite Veterinarian, Any Ideas?

What has your veterinarian done for you lately? Perhaps through early diagnosis, the vet saved your pet’s life. Perhaps your veterinarian made herself available after hours to do emergency surgery after your pet was hit by a car. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is searching for America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Submit your story and nominate…

One Health: People and Pets, Integrative Medicine

LISTEN NOW The One Health Commission is an initiative of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Medical Association – the goal is to understand the many links between human and animal health, to recognize and prevent emerging diseases and support and better understand the human/animal bond. LISTEN HERE to this very special Petcast,…

To Teach Dogs, Follow the Science or Follow Your Heart; Not the Dog Whisperer

By Steve Dale Author Jennifer Arnold couldn’t say it all in her first book, “Through a Dog’s Eyes,” so she wrote a second book, “In a Dog’s Heart” (Spiegel and Grau, New York, NY, 2011; $25). In the new book, she focuses a lot on the connection we can develop with our dogs, and how…

Elevated Status of Military Working Dogs

The U.S. Military are enlisting military working dogs in record numbers. After all, military working dogs are still required for “sniffing out” land mines to security deployment, to “dropping in” on Osama Bin Laden. A story in Military Times by Michelle Tan points out that military dogs have proven so valuable that two new programs…

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