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November 16, 2018

Walk your dog, mister? Study shows pet owners increasingly willing to pay for services that make owning a pet easier

It’s part of a general trend toward happily paying for services that make living life in general a little easier. A new survey found that 46% of Americans regularly pay for delivery, driving, cleaning, handyman, and pet care services—a total of $177 billion dollars a year. How much are they willing to spend to make pet owning in particular a little less stressful? A lot, it seems.

October 25, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 10/12–10/18

This week: The death of a pet influencer can influence his owner’s income, a pet insurance claim that involves missile silos and missing dogs, and pets can tell time (you’re running late on dinner, BTW).

August 16, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 8/10–8/16: Special tabloid edition

This week: Social media turns some pets into stars and sends other to animal shelters, a chicken who’s probably not your long-lost cousin inherits $15 million dollars, and you could get snubbed by cats on a Greek island—and get paid to do it!

August 08, 2018

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is vampire approved

If you can’t convince cat-owning clients to bring their pets in for a visit, maybe Ian Somerhalder can. A telegenic actor best known for his role as a vampire in The CW’s supernatural drama The Vampire Diariesand for being the first major character to be killed off in ABC’s hit series Lost, Somerhalder was recruited by Royal Canin to help promote National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day, coming up later this month.

July 19, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 7/13–7/19

This week: An IKEA pet product is both stylish and deadly; more saving, more doing, more monkeys at Home Depot; and posting photos of your cat could mean strangers showing up at your door.

May 24, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 5/18–5/24

This week: A rescue joins the royal family, not everyone loves Labs, and rent-by-the-hour drug-sniffing dogs who won’t narc on your kids.

May 14, 2018

Veterinarians versus the volcano

As the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea has been erupting almost constantly since 1983.One of five volcanoes that form the actual island of Hawaii, commonly known as the Big Island, it’s been a lot more active since May third, when the first of 18 new fissures opened up, spewing lava hundreds of feet in the air. Since then, a continuous flow of lava has swallowed cars, destroyed at least 25 homes, and forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 residents. The State of Hawaii has 13 AAHA-accredited animal hospitals, but only two of them call the Big Island home.

May 10, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 5/4–5/10

This week: Americans care more about animal welfare than children’s education, dogs can get dinner and a movie with Amazon Prime, and tramadol won’t help with the pain of canine osteoarthritis.

May 03, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 4/27–5/3

This week: A serial cat killer has England on edge, United Airlines hopes new pet guidelines will make a difference, and a veterinary student turned con artist preys on horse owners.

March 21, 2018

Your flight’s been cancelled (you lucky dog!)

It sounds like an Abbot and Costello routine: Did you hear what happened to that dog on that United Airlines flight? You mean the dog who got put in the overhead bin? No, the other dog on the other United Airlines flight.The dog who got sent to Japan?

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