Posts Tagged ‘pet news’

Cats Adopt Human Habits

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This article in Discovery News is a few months old but made me sit back and think about the habits I have that my cats also seem to have. I can validate that one of my cats has a habit of walking into the litter box when I’m in the bathroom, regardless if I’m brushing [...]

Jerky Treats Linked To Illness in Pets

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The FDA is looking into a recent outbreak of illnesses that are connected to jerky treats. There’s been almost 600 deaths and over 3,000 illnesses since 2007 from treats made from chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and other ingredients. The treats are made in China and it’s unclear what other ingredients might be in the treats. [...]

Car Safety: Subaru and Center for Pet Safety Test Harnesses

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A while back, we wrote about Subaru teaming up with the Center for Pet Safety to see what is needed to create the safest ride for dogs in cars. The harnesses sold by pet stores currently proved to be less effective than we’ve all been led to believe. Now, in the weeks that have passed, [...]

Jerky Treats Linked to Pet Illnesses

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The FDA is looking into a recent outbreak of illnesses that are connected to jerky treats. There’s been almost 600 deaths and over 3,000 illnesses since 2007 from treats made from chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and other ingredients. The treats are made in China and it’s unclear what other ingredients might be in the treats. [...]

Healing Paws Program Brings Pets To The Hospital

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An article in USA Today has brought to light what many of us pet owners have known for a long time: pets can help us heal. They may not be able to prescribe medication or give us solutions to problems we are facing, but by simply being there and allowing us to pet them, giving [...]

Iams & Eukanuba – Voluntary Recall of Food

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This past August, Proctor and Gamble did a voluntary recall of several brands of their dog and cat food due to them potentially being contaminated with Salmonella. The food was distributed across the US to various pet stores grocery stores. It’s estimated that they are about .1% of the total annual production of food created [...]

Health 101: Pets Are Good for Our Hearts

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An article released recently by U.S. News has proven what many of us pet owners have always known, pets are good for our hearts. We know they relieve stress, can remind us to “stay present,” and can make us smile in our darkest moments with their wagging tails and loving eyes. An official statement released [...]

Who did it? Dog Poo Identifies Owners

In an article on ABC’s website, it seems the problem of dog waste is being addressed in a way that goes beyond the signs we see that read, “Pick up after you dog” with a fine attached that ranges anywhere from a few bucks to hundreds. A company called PooPrints West has decided to hold [...]

AVMA’s Sourcebook: Top Pet Owning States

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The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Source book, revealing which states have the largest number of pet owners and which have the fewest. The information comes from a survey that the AVMA conducts every 5 years and includes breakdowns of pet ownership by state with the last survey [...]

Cat Sanctuary in Rome Facing Eviction

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My aunt told me when she traveled around Italy years ago she had seen cats in Rome, at the ruins, sitting around. She said it was surreal. She turned and saw one cat, then slowly as dusk set in more and more cats appeared among the ruins not too far from where it is believed [...]

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