The Pet Payoff

The Pet Payoff

Oh the many benefits of furry friends. Are you depressed, overweight, anxious? Get a dog. Besides, Fido will love you.

How Attached Are You to Your Pet?

10 ways to measure the role of the animal in your life.

The Wonderful World of Woof

Pets: the cutest antidepressant.

Detox for Your Mind: The Power of Meditation Retreats

Have you considered giving your mind an extended vacation?

Doggerel: About a Dog

I offered to buy them a rat instead.

Does Your Pet Determine Who You Will Marry?

A cartoon about how to use animals to find the good guys.

The Politics of Pet Dogs and Kennel Crates

Science doesn’t support negative publicity about using kennel crates.

After Brain Injury: The Power of Pets in Rehabilitation

Assistance animals and family pets make great rehab coaches.

Healthy Chill Pills

The many approaches to anxiety.

Reeled In by the Romance of Tradition?

In the modern age of alternatives, not all pets are equal.

Life Lessons From My Cat

Learning to love my pet helped me become a better listener.

Why Dogs Relieve PTSD

Four-legged friends can help war vets—and the rest of us—heal from trauma.

Why Dogs Are So Different From Wolves

Humans created dogs in their own image.

The Lonely Cat Lady

Mistaken stereotypes about singles and their pets.