Animal Tales & Features
The stories below explore the rich bond between animals and people and how pets and animals fit safely into our lives.
People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks see improvements in their physical and mental well-being. The benefits include lower blood pressure and heart rate.
One-eyed cat and boy with autism enjoy affection and special companionship.
Birds are social creatures that enjoy the company of other living beings. Having one as a pet can mean a long-term commitment because of their longevity.
Sea turtle centers teach conservation and provide a close look at wild reptiles. But think twice about turtles as pets, says veterinarian.
Guinea pigs can help children bond socially, get exercise, and learn to be dependable for others.
Busy ferrets are curious and playful, and can help with emotional well-being.
Boys in a juvenile detention center in Georgia train rescue dogs so they can be adopted and make great pets.
The features below focus on how you can prevent diseases and injuries related to pets and animals.
One Health is the idea that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. Learn why One Health is important and how, by working together, we can achieve the best health for everyone.
Taking your faithful pooch or kitty on a flight? Make sure you’ve got your pet’s paperwork wherever you go-and bring it back with you, too. The United States expects the same documents regardless of whether your pet is a first-time traveler to the United States or is returning from an international trip.