Treats on the Internets

Researchers studying the heart rates of animals in order to better understand their emotional states have made some fascinating observations: The heart rate of animals increases rapidly when they have aggressive encounters such as fights, and decreases during friendly interactions such as grooming. For example, in greylag geese, the mean heart rate during aggressive interactions increases … Continue reading Treats on the Internets

A Need to Do Better with Animal Hoarding Cases

Animal hoarding is classified as a mental illness and may need to be considered its own type of illness, rather than a subtype of general hoarding disorder. Characterized by a compulsion to obtain and keep more animals than the person is capable of caring for, oftentimes both the person's and the animals' health are neglected. Animals … Continue reading A Need to Do Better with Animal Hoarding Cases