The cost of living crises has led to Australians surrendering their pets

The cost of living crises has led to Australians surrendering their pets

Aussies are surrendering their pets thanks to the combined pressures of the cost of living and the rental crisis. Inflation has soared up to 7 per cent in Australia, and new data also shows rental prices in some suburbs have increased by almost 50 per cent in the past year, pushing a growing number of … Read more

‘They’re excellent at masking’: Author explains how to help pets with anxiety

‘They’re excellent at masking’: Author explains how to help pets with anxiety

Author and animal communicator Joan Ranquet says a technique based on Chinese medicine can help pets deal with emotional stress. Ranquet said that animals can have emotional responses just like humans. “We don’t necessarily recognize it because they’re excellent at masking,” she told CTV News. “Moving into a new house, getting a new boyfriend or … Read more

12-year-old girl saves little brothers, pets from house fire in southeastern Manitoba

12-year-old girl saves little brothers, pets from house fire in southeastern Manitoba

A Manitoba family is picking up the pieces after losing everything in a house fire, but thanks to the quick thinking of their 12-year-old daughter, all of them are alive. Emily Neufeld was at their home in La Broquerie, about 55 kilometers southeast of Winnipeg, with her two younger brothers on the afternoon of March … Read more

Having a pet may take a toll on your sleep, study suggests

Having a pet may take a toll on your sleep, study suggests

Your beloved pet may be hurting your sleep, research published Thursday finds. Although pets can have many positive effects on health, pet ownership is linked to poorer sleep, according to a study published in the journal Human-Animal Interactions. The researchers looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which asked questions on … Read more

Price hikes are a double whammy for pet owners who are crushed by inflation

Price hikes are a double whammy for pet owners who are crushed by inflation

Minneapolis CNN — As head of PAWS Atlanta, Joe Labriola can get a good sense of the region’s economic well-being from the day-to-day activity of the city’s oldest no-kill animal shelter. Through the course of the past year, it has become increasingly clear to him that people in the area are struggling under the weight … Read more

Pet ban on London Transit may end, but with restrictions

Pet ban on London Transit may end, but with restrictions

Fido may soon be able to join the ranks of London Transit bus passengers. A report going to the London Transit Commission (LTC) suggests permitting small domestic animals in carriers on city buses would benefit riders who need to transport their pets. Currently, all pets are prohibited on London Transit buses. In keeping with provincial … Read more