Pets & Animals

Touching lives and improving health through the power of therapy animals. Pay attention to which dogs aren’t recommended for first-time owners. For example, some larger breeds, such as Doberman Pinschers, Dalmatians, and Great Danes, may not be kid-safe because they can grow to be more than 50 pounds. Also, bites from very large dogs can do a lot more damage than those from smaller dogs. And, of course, avoid choosing a dog that’s been specifically bred to be an aggressive fighter (such as some Pit Bulls or Rottweilers).

The veterinarians are in a very tricky situation. They benefit when we consider our pets members of the family, but they are also starting to see the other side of that, too. When we view our pets like children, we sue like they are children when things go wrong. Lemurs, capuchins , chimpanzees, and baboons all fall into the primate category. They are cute and childlike” but are not a substitute for human babies. Sure, they are often treated like babies by their owners putting them in diapers and strollers but they also act like babies, permanently, with all the messes and screaming included.

If you have a larger animal which exceeds the eight (8) kilos weight limit, then it should only be transported in the baggage hold compartment of the aircraft. Except for particular breeds , AEGEAN welcomes for transportation in the holds of Airbus 319, 320 and 321 aircraft only, all domesticated animals: Dogs, cats, ferrets, spiders and other invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans), tropical fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, rodents and rabbits.

Animal Services has hundreds of adoptable pets at any given time. We operate on a first come, first serve basis to give everyone an equal opportunity. This article looks into the ethical issues surrounding keeping animals as pets. … Read more

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A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal. Establishments where the boarding of animals is being carried on as a business are subject to the 1963 act, which requires such establishments to be licensed by the local council. For the purpose of this act the keeping of such establishments is defined as the carrying on at any premises, including a private dwelling, of a business of providing accommodation for other people’s cats and dogs.

Some people are into pets, however, while others simply aren’t interested. Why is this the case? It is highly probable that our desire for the company of animals actually goes back tens of thousands of years and has played an important part in our evolution. If so, then genetics might help explain why a love of animals is something some people just don’t get.

Pet owners should also consider the possibility of emergency situations while overseas that could require rapid departure or shipping of a pet. Take time to think about the resources your pet(s) might need and consider options for sheltering them in-country as well as making plans for departure on short notice. The resource sheet below from the Overseas Briefing Center offers tips and topics to assist you in planning for emergency needs for your pet.

Owning a pet while aging in place is certainly not for everyone. Ask your veterinarian, family members, and doctor if this is the right decision for you and your health. If you are healthy enough or your caregiver is willing enough to care for a pet, the rewards of pet ownership can be life-changing. An aging dog, cat, or even bird could be the best medicine and your best … Read more

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Guidance and legislation covering pet welfare and animal cruelty. If you live in Sellersburg or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Joan Evinger is a licensed IN veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve. Petfinder has helped more than 25 million pets find their families through adoption. Search our extensive list of dogs, cats and other pets available for adoption and rescue near you.

Humans aren’t the only ones who use service animals. A horse named Charlie ended up adopting a goat as a seeing eye dog. Jack, the goat, decided to be a seeing eye dog out of his own volition, kind of in the way dogs strive to please their masters. In doing so, Jack saved Charlie from being put down. Jack led Charlie around for 16 years before Charlie passed away at the age of 40.

If you really think a baby animal is in trouble, call a local wildlife center to ask for advice, but don’t bring it home. You won’t be doing the baby, or your family, any favors. The Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999, which amended and extended the provisions of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 and the Breeding of Dogs Act 1991, already provides protection for dogs used in breeding establishments.

the treatment must be certified by the administering veterinarian in the relevant section of the animal health certificate. Over half of all households in the Netherlands have one or more pets. People who keep, sell and breed pets must take proper care of their animals. This is laid down in the Decree containing rules … Read more

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Explore Animal Planet’s library of pet content for cute videos, pet health articles, our dog and cat breed selectors and much more. For more scientific research about human-animal interaction, see How Animals Affect Us: Examining the Influence of Human-Animal Interaction of Child Development and Human Health by Peggy McCardel, Sandra McCune, James A. Griffin, and Valerie Maholmes. The book is based in part on a workshop sponsored by the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, a division of Mars, Incorporated, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Sacajawea Healthcare for Pets is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. We have served the Federal Way community for 30 years and we have been voted “Best Veterinary Clinic in Federal Way” for the past four years. Headey B & Grabka MM (2007). Pets and human health in Germany and Australia: National longitudinal results. Social Indicators Research. 80: 297-311.

Looking after a pet is a big responsibility, but when you consider all the benefits above, they make all that hard work worthwhile. Whether you choose to keep a cat, dog, horse or hamster, they’ll make a great companion. Find out why bats, bears, coatis, primates, and other animals don’t belong in your home in this list of the top 10 bad pets. Let’s Feed & Care for Shelter Animals Every Day! Together we’ve funded 637,367,399 bowls of food. Learn more When you click, our sponsors fund food for hungry shelter pets.

National Animal Interest Alliance : An animal welfare organization in the United States founded in 1991 promotes the welfare of animals, strengthens the human-animal bond, and safeguards the rights of responsible animal owners, enthusiasts and professionals through research, public information and sound public policy. 107 They host an online … Read more

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A pet or companion animal is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company, protection, or entertainment rather than as a working animal , livestock , or laboratory animal Popular pets are often noted for their attractive appearances, intelligence , and relatable personalities. The recent popularity of designer” dogs, cats, micro-pigs and other pets may seem to suggest that pet keeping is no more than a fad. Indeed, it is often assumed that pets are a Western affectation, a weird relic of the working animals kept by communities of the past. Dogs may be denied entry if they look like they are sick with a communicable disease or if proof of a valid rabies vaccination is not provided. If a dog appears to be sick at the port of entry, further examination by a licensed veterinarian at the dog owner’s expense might be required. See International Travel with Your Pet for more information.

I address this issue of the “purpose” of pets at length in my book and will visit the issue in a future blog. My point in this blog was simply to raise the question of why smart animals never (well, almost never) keep pets. Sembawang Animal Quarantine Station provides quarantine for imported dogs and cats so that exotic diseases like rabies are not introduced into Singapore.

Many breeds of certain animal species – dogs and cats, for example – have a long history of being human companions, and keeping these as pets is morally good, since this is the natural way for these animals to live. Indeed, forcing such animals to live in a wild environment that they are unfitted for would be morally wrong. Even thousands of years ago, people treated their beloved pets just like humans. The animals died naturally and were buried beside treasured … Read more

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