Category: Human Health

In my research on health and nutrition for animals, I’ve come across a lot of information that applies specifically to people. If you’re interested in improving your own health, here’s what I’ve learned!

Is Declawing Justified for Human Health Reasons?

Pro-declawing veterinarians are running out of excuses to keep on performing this damaging, unnecessary, multi-amputation surgery on cats. One of the last bastions is a seeming concern about human health. People who are on blood thinners or immunosuppressive drugs, or people with HIV,…






BEMER: A Medical Technology Breakthrough for People and Pets

BEMER is designed to improve the body’s circulation through the blood vessels. The blood transports oxygen and nutrients to all the cells of the body, and removes waste products and carbon dioxide. Blood also carries red blood cells, white blood…






The Woman-Cat Bond

You may have heard of the “human-animal bond,” but my colleague and friend Dr. Jane Bicks (who makes Life’s Abundance pet food) just posted a great summary of research on the bond between humans and cats; and more particularly, the…






Can You Make Your Cat Sick?

This is a question many people would like to know more about! Animal disease transfer to people is called “zoonosis.” Humans transmitting diseases to their pets is called “reverse zoonosis.” How and why this happens is still poorly understood. But…






Redox Signaling Molecules

by Jean Hofve, DVM Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. Each cell has a function. When a group of cells get together to perform a function, they are then called a tissue, and a group of related…






Rabbit Fever

Both people and cats can get infected with Tularemia, also known as rabbit fever. People usually acquire the infection by handling dead rabbits (whether shot or died of natural causes); and cats contract it more directly by eating infected rabbits. Infected…






Redox Signaling: the Anti-Aging Breakthrough

By Jean Hofve, DVM I don’t get suckered into too many things. As a science geek, I research everything! I’ve seen many products come and go. I’ve tried quite a few. Most of them quickly lose their shine, and don’t…






Pets are good for us!

Another day, another study on the benefits of companion animals. This one was reported in the Washington Post (a rarity these days, when most of the news coming out of Washington is not so great!).  A team of psychologists from…






What you don’t know about food can hurt you!

Check out this stunning TED talk on food safety in the U.S. The speaker, Robyn O’Brien, told the story of how one of her children developed a food allergy, and that experience started her on a path of researching the human…