Fun Facts About Pets, Animals, Cats & Dogs

LifeLine Animal Project has partnered with a national nonprofit, “Pets for Patriots,” to help U.S. military veterans adopt the pet of their dreams. Here’s your gateway to the fascinating world of animals. Find all the strange, funny, cool, and interesting facts about animals all over the world. Explore creatures of the wild and then come ‘home’ to meet your animal companions. Find useful information about pet animals and all that you need to know about pet adoption and care, in these articles on Animals and Pets.

For several decades there was a prevailing view that they provided health benefits such as increased psychological well-being and could even make people live longer. We love our pets. About 90 percent of owners consider their pets part of the family. More than 80 percent of us would likely risk our lives for them. Last year, we spent $55 billion on the animals that share our lives.

One of the people I talked to was a Pepperdine University law professor named Richard Cupp He’s actually a big animal person—he has dogs that he considers members of the family—but he is very concerned about this idea of granting pets rights and considering them people in the eyes of the law. Regarding the marking – Member States shall authorise the movement into their territory of dogs, cats and ferrets marked by a clearly readable tattoo if applied before 3 July 2011.

Cougars, lions, tigers , and leopards make up the majority of large cats kept as pets. They are strong and dangerous, to say the least. If you think you can just de-claw a lion like you did your little house cat then think again. De-clawing removes the entire last bone in each toe. If you remove the tips of the toes of a large cat, they are unable to properly walk because of their size and become paralyzed when the procedure is done incorrectly.

But, they are not low-maintenance pets. They require a particular diet and constant cage cleaning. They shouldn’t be left in a cage long-term; they require play time outside their cages every day and they must be supervised, since their inquisitive nature can lead to mischievousness. Pet owners should ensure that animals have enough food and water for the whole flight, including possible transfer times, if applicable.