Pets do not significantly benefit the emotional health of owners with severe mental illness, study shows

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study published in the CABI journal Human-Animal Interactions suggests that companion animals—including dogs, cats, fish and birds—do not significantly benefit the emotional health of owners with severe mental illness. The results showed that owning an animal was not significantly associated with the well-being, depression, anxiety or loneliness scores for … Read more

“Leave pets at home” OSPCA reminds owners for the summer

Thunder Bay Police state that city police officers, First Nations constables, and animal welfare inspectors can enter a vehicle to search for animals in critical distress. THUNDER BAY – The average summer temperature for May, June & July is between 19 and 23 degrees. For the average adult, that could be called a perfect temperature. … Read more

The Fast and The Furriest: Annual wiener dog race returns in Mount Pearl

The race has just begun for these dachshunds. (Henrike Wilhelm/CBC News) Over 40 pet owners proudly gathered for the 11th annual Wiener Dog Races at the NL Pet Expo in Mount Pearl this weekend. “People will train,” said Tanya Martin, founder of Dachshunds of Newfoundland and Labrador and an organizer of the race. “People wanna … Read more

Reports of coyotes biting dogs in Vancouver prompts warning from wildlife officials – BC

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Wildlife officials are warning people on Vancouver’s Kitsilano west side to be vigilantes amid reports of wild coyotes attacking dogs. The BC Conservation Service Officer said it was deployed officers to Trafalgar Park near Arbutus Street and King Edward Avenue following several complaints of coyotes biting dogs … Read more

‘Smaller than an ice-lolly stick’: Chihuahua crowned the world’s shortest dog

A two-year-old chihuahuas who is smaller than an ice-lolly stick has been crowned the world’s shortest dog. Pearl the chihuahua, who was born in Florida, took the Guinness World Record after measuring 9.14cm (3.59in) in height and 12.7cm (5in) in length. She is a relative of the previous record holder, Miracle Milly, who died in … Read more

Designer pets that suffer ‘miserable’ health problems could soon be banned in the Netherlands

Owning unhealthy designer animals, such as flat-faced dogs or cats with folded ears, could soon be banned in the Netherlands. “We make life miserable for innocent animals, purely because we think they are ‘beautiful’ and ‘cute’,” the country’s Minister of Culture, Nature and Food Quality, Piet Adema, said in a statement. “That is why today … Read more

Valley News – Drive Free or Die? NH considers restricting pets in cars

Published: 1/25/2023 10:05:18 AM Modified: 1/25/2023 10:04:52 AM New Hampshire is the only state that allows adults to drive without wearing seatbelts. Want to use your dog instead? Go for it, for now. While the state currently has no lapdog-related laws, the Legislature is considering a bill that would make it illegal for someone to … Read more