More people would rather sleep with their pet than their spouse

More people would rather sleep with their pet than their spouse

They might not complain about being in the doghouse now. A new survey found that pet owners actually prefer sleeping with their pets over their partners. Out of 2,000 American pet owners in the study, which was reported by OnePoll and commissioned by mattress company Sealy, 66% said they allow their precious pets to sleep … Read more

Urgent warning for Aussie dog owners as deadly bacterial disease spreads

Urgent warning for Aussie dog owners as deadly bacterial disease spreads

The very wet first half of the year across the east coast of Australia has prompted an urgent warning from pet insurers about a bacterial disease dogs can catch from ponds and puddles. Leptospirosis can cause severe health complications in humans and dogs, with early warning symptoms including fever, vomiting and diarrhea or shivering. Ponds … Read more

Dog on lead dispute leads to Townsville luxury apartment owner selling up, relocating

A man holding a small dog looking at the camera and smiling in front of trees and a unit building.

Greg Peel owned an apartment in a building on Townsville’s waterfront for more than a decade, but he decided it was time to live somewhere else when his request to restrain his dog on a lead was denied. Mr Peel said he was aware of a body corporate by-law that required any approved pet to … Read more

UKHSA investigating unusually high hepatitis cases in children say a possible link with dog ownership is being explored

UKHSA investigating unusually high hepatitis cases in children say a possible link with dog ownership is being explored

Health experts are probing whether the family dog ​​could have anything to do with the unusually high numbers of children being infected with hepatitis. More than 160 children have been diagnosed with the inflammatory liver disease in recent months – with 11 of those needing a liver transplant. Cases of hepatitis among children being urgently … Read more

Over 400 animals spayed and neutered during Big Fix event

Over 400 animals spayed and neutered during Big Fix event

SAN ANTONIO – The 53rd Big Fix spay-neuter event was hosted by Spay-Neuter-Inject-Protect San Antonio (SNIPSA) and their partners Animal Care Services, San Antonio Fire Department, and HEB. Kennels filled with dogs and cats, either waiting or recovering from their “big fix,” filled the gym and hallway of the Fire Station Academy on Callaghan Road. … Read more

Guinea pig expert from Deal says the animals should ‘never be kept outside’ after Ben Fogle’s pets eaten by foxes

Guinea pig expert from Deal says the animals should 'never be kept outside' after Ben Fogle's pets eaten by foxes

A guinea pig expert from Deal is reminding owners to house the animals inside following Ben Fogle’s family’s heartbreaking loss. Last week, the broadcaster revealed that his family were devastated after their pet guinea pigs were eaten by foxes. Lucy Meadway, author of The Happy, Healthy Guinea Pig Guidebook, recommends the pets are kept inside … Read more

Maryland veterinarian helped rescue animals in war-torn Ukraine

Maryland veterinarian helped rescue animals in war-torn Ukraine

DEVASTATION SHE WITNESSED AND HER CALL TO ACTION. TOMM:IE DR. KRISTA MAGNIFICO JUST RETURNED FROM UKRAINE DSAY AGO, AND SHE’S ALREADY BACK RUNNING HER JARRETTSVILLE VETERINARY CENTER. IT’S WORK AUSS UAL ALONGSIDE RHE TEAM, CARING FOR LOCAL PETS. THIS VETERINARIAN IS STILL THINKING OF THE FACES SHE MET 5000 MILESWAY. A >> THERE ARE SO … Read more

Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white chihuahua mix, with helping her keep off drugs and giving her a reason to get up in the … Read more

Can pets travel with you in the cabin on planes? Technically yes, but Australia’s major airlines don’t allow it

A small dog sits in a carry bag in an airport terminal.

Theoretically, pets could have been able to sit with their owners in the cabins of planes since December. But currently, Australia’s major airlines don’t allow it. And that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Here’s why. Can pets fly in the cabins of planes? According to the body that regulates aviation safety in Australia — Civil … Read more

Montclair Veterinary Hospital suddenly closed, pet owners’ requests for medical records go unanswered

Montclair Veterinary Hospital suddenly closed, pet owners' requests for medical records go unanswered

MONTCLAIR, Calif. (KGO) — Frustration is mounting for pet owners in the East Bay after the sudden closure of the Montclair Veterinary Hospital. Now, some customers say requests for their pets’ medical records have gone unanswered. Sadie Black, the owner of 7-year-old Chihuahua mix Darla says it takes time for her to warm up to … Read more