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).
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.
From black cats to hounds from hell, animals abound at Halloween. Make sure your patients have a safe and happy Halloween by passing these Halloween pet-safety tips along to their owners. Hide the treats
Fourth of July fireworks are a blast for people, but they’re not much fun for pets. Noisy fireworks can scare pets and cause them to run away. According to statistics, animal control officials across the country see a 30–60% increase in lost pets each year between July fourth and sixth. In fact, July fifth is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for animal shelters.
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?
When people overindulge on Thanksgiving, a little indigestion and an overwhelming urge to take a nap on the couch is usually the worst that can happen. Pets are a different story. Help your clients and their pets have a safe holiday by passing on these Thanksgiving pet safety tips:
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.
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.
While there’s been a definite increase in cases of doctor shopping in recent years, reports of pet owners actually injuring their pets in the process are exaggerated. In fact, only one case of an owner deliberately harming her pet to score drugs has been reported nationally in the past five years, and that’s the story that keeps getting cited in every article about the lengths addicts will go to score drugs from veterinarians.
Dogs in the workplace are nothing new to people who work in animal hospitals. But for a lot people, it’s a something that only happens once a year. This Friday, June 22, is the twentieth annual Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay).