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

Controversy surrounds Campbell County Animal Shelter

Controversy surrounds Campbell County Animal Shelter

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — Controversy is brewing in Campbell County as commissioners and the county animal shelter try to agree on a budget. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Campbell County Animal Shelter’s future remains unclear. The big issue now: time is running out. With less than 60 days left before the animal shelter and … Read more

You and your pets could be at higher risk for tickborne illnesses this month: What to know

You and your pets could be at higher risk for tickborne illnesses this month: What to know

People and pets in Metro Detroit are expected to face a higher-than-normal risk for Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis this month, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC). CAPC, a nonprofit, is recommending that pet owners talk to their veterinarians about getting their pets year-round protection from tickborne illnesses through annual testing and preventatives. The … Read more