Creature Thoughts Feb ’22: Cuddle Time

It has long been known (with numerous studies backing up the fact) that pet ownership improves our health and our mental well-being. Oh, it’s not that pet ownership isn’t without its own share of stress. Our pets experience anxiety, have behavioral issues, and suffer illness just like we do. However, just the blessing of sharing our lives with these wonderful beings can bring us a sense of security even when the world around us is going to he…ck in a handbasket.

Creature Thoughts June 2021: Pain Detectors

dogs were able to find the virus with a 96% accuracy — far higher than any of the medical tests. It’s been known for some time that dogs can smell diseases such as cancer, and detect blood sugar changes in people with diabetes. But can our pets actually smell pain?