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 on for five more pets who went back to their instincts to harm – or in some cases, kill – their owners or the owners’ friends and family.

Abolitionism holds that focusing on animal welfare not only fails to challenge animal suffering, but may actually prolong it by making the exercise of property rights over animals appear less unattractive. The abolitionists’ objective is to secure a moral and legal paradigm shift, whereby animals are no longer regarded as property. 94% of pet owners say their animal pal makes them smile more than once a day.