Everybody loves treats, including pets. That’s partly why the market for pet treats in the US is expected to reach $6.7 billion dollars by the end of 2019, up from $6.5 billion in 2018, according to a new report.
Want your kids to grow to be successful in business? Get them a dog. It’s cheaper than putting them through Harvard Business School. At least, that’s one possible conclusion from a new survey by Banfield Pet Hospital on the relationship between pet ownership and professional success. An astonishing 93% of C-suite executives—people who hold positions like CEO or CFO—who answered the survey grew up with a pet.
Overweight and obese pets will be the focus of the sixth annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey scheduled for Oct. 10, 2012.
The need for better education about the importance of pet dental care extends up to our neighbors in the North, according to a study that tested Canadian pet owners on their knowledge of pain associated with periodontal disease.
At least 2 billion people worldwide eat insects regularly as part of their diet. There’s no telling how many cats and dogs do. But one thing is certain: More and more pet owners are feeding their pets insects.
Looking for ways to reduce the anxiety level of your dog patients and increase the satisfaction rating of pet owners? Consider placing the pet and its owner into an exam room immediately after they arrive at the clinic to ease pet anxiety during the veterinary visit, say researchers Whitney J. Engler, DVM, and Melissa Bain, DVM, at the University of California Davis.
If you have conducted research into behavior issues of homeless animals, the National Council on Pet Population wants to hear from you. The National Council on Pet Population and the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators have issued a call for abstracts for the National Council’s second annual research symposium.
June is National Pet Adoption Month. And while a new home can be traumatic for a pet, compared with ancient Egypt, well, we’ve come a long way, baby. A new study published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology on March 24 revealed the physical violence inflicted on wild animals captured by the elite and used as pets.
Roughly one-third of dog owners visit the drive-through or take out window with their dog(s), and four-fifths of them order something specifically for the dog. That translates to over one billion fast food trips annually when something is being ordered for the dog. So states a study published April 8 by Relevation Research, a market research firm.
A study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) has concluded that dogs obtained from pet stores as puppies are more likely to develop undesirable behavioral characteristics than puppies obtained from non-commercial breeders.