On any given day, Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) accepts dozens of dogs and cats in need of a home. With respect to cat ownership, Table 2 shows similar univariate associations with the odds of owning a cat as seen with dog ownership, with the exception that female single respondents had a higher odds of owning a cat (rather than lower), age was not associated with cat ownership, and higher BMI and larger household size were associated with lower odds of owning a cat. These differences were all quite small, although the race differences were even more pronounced between cat- and non-cat owners than dog- and non-dog owners: White respondents were 4.64 times more likely to own a cat than respondents from other races.
Pet shops, animal shelters, dog training, cat and dog breeding or boarding businesses must hold a Domestic Animal Business permit. From puppies to senior dogs, purebreed dogs to mutts and easy to train pets to bad dogs, check out our dog section for video, our dog breed selector and more. Falling injuries Tripping over pets, especially dogs causes more than 86,000 falls serious enough to prompt a trip to the emergency room each year in the United States. 49 Among elderly and disabled people, these falls have resulted in life-threatening injuries and broken bones.
Some studies even find that the more attached an elderly person is to their pet, the more depressed they are. This could very well be a correlation, not causation, but it is something to consider if you are prone to depression or mental illness. Some doctors studying seniors and their pets believe that the death of an animal can affect an elderly person’s depression in a more severe way. Life can be isolating as you age, and the death of pet could … Read moreRead More →