California puts a stop to animal testing!

Most people all share the same disgust over animal testing. But in a big win for us, a massive step has been taken in the right direction as California bans the sale of animal-tested cosmetics! Cruel animal testing Within the cosmetics industry, more and more brands are not only offering cruelty-free and vegan products, but they are also changing…

5 common misconceptions about shelter animals

Some people still won’t consider adopting a pet from a shelter because of misinformation and prejudices against shelter animals. We’re here to break those misconceptions and share the truth about shelter animals! 1. Preconceived idea: shelter animals are always old! That’s absolutely wrong! Shelters rescue puppies, kittens, adult cats and dogs, and elderly animals. In fact, they rescue any…

Pet loss should be taken seriously

Many people can understand the heartbreak of losing a beloved pet. Although, some of us don’t understand, and sometimes it is not treated in the same way as losing a significant person. Going through pet loss Every pet owner’s worst fear is that they will lose their furry companion. For those that have experienced losing…

Reintroduced Bill Seeks to Make Malicious Animal Cruelty a Federal Felony

Getty The bipartisan bill has passed the Senate twice but has yet to pass the U.S. House of Representatives K The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act was recently reintroduced to Congress in an effort to secure more protection for animals — and harsher punishments for those who hurt them. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Florida…

Climate change: Will insect-eating dogs help?

Do you fret that your pet pooch is blamed by environmentalists for turning rainforests into poo in the park? Have no fear – you can now fatten Fido on black soldier flies instead of Brazilian beef. A pet food manufacturer now claims that 40% of its new product is made from soldier flies. It’s one…

Dog-walking app accused of cover-up over dog’s death

23 January 2019 Dog-walking app Wag has been accused of trying to silence a couple whose dog died in the care of one of their dog walkers. Sara and Nick Moore, from Houston, Texas, say Wag offered them financial compensation in return for signing a non-disclosure agreement. Winnie, a wheaten terrier, was hit by a…

UK snow 2019 tips: Perfect photos, driving and pet safety

29 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share Brace yourself, we’re in for another few days of snow – if the forecasts are right there’ll probably be the usual mix of travel disruption and missing work or school. Social media will become clogged…

DOG WALKING: THE KEY TO A LONGER LIFE

In 2016, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) administrated quite possibly the most adorable study mankind has ever seen. According to Rebecca Johnson, a professor at the MU college of Veterinary Medicine, the study explored the link between dog ownership and pet bonding with walking behaviour and health outcomes among older adults. The study…

MORE THAN MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Take Rupee the Mongrel for example. Rupee became the first dog to travel to Everest base camp with his owner, Joanne Lefson, at a towering altitude of 17,000 feet over a span of 10 days. Their one-of-a-kind friendship began when Joanne found Rupee, then a starving puppy, on the streets of Ladakh, India and took…

“LIKE OWNER, LIKE DOG”: STUDY FINDS DOGS ARE KEPT AWAKE BY THEIR WORRIES

This year, a study done by researchers from various institutions in Hungary showed that dogs experience disturbed sleep patterns when stressed. The paper, which was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, took into account the sleep experiences of 16 pooches of different breeds that were exposed to either positive or negative emotional experiences…