Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

A law banning puppy and kitten farming, which campaigners hope will end the practice by some unscrupulous breeders of keeping animals constantly pregnant and often in dirty and cramped conditions, is to be laid by the government.

How to Get Rid of Fleas in a Multi-pet Household

How to Get Rid of Fleas in a Multi-pet Household

How to Get Rid of Fleas in a House With Multiple Pets If you live with more than one cat or dog and fleas are discovered on one of your pets, that could spell disaster for the whole fur family. How to Get Rid of Fleas Step 1: Treat all the pets in your home.

Can Humans Get Fleas: What to Do If You Find Fleas or Flea Bites

Can Humans Get Fleas: What to Do If You Find Fleas or Flea Bites

Second, humans aren’t hairy enough to provide ample hiding coverage or the warm environment that dog fleas seek in a home. This is important to remember because adult fleas may emerge into the environment a considerable time after you apply insecticides in your home.

Victory for Finn the Police Dog: Law to save brave frontline animals BACKED

Victory for Finn the Police Dog: Law to save brave frontline animals BACKED

The new law will protect service animals on the frontline (Image: PA) This Bill will offer stronger protection for the many brave service animals that help to protect us Michael Gove - Environment Secretary This get-out will be abolished by the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill which has been introduced as private members’ legislation but will now be given Government support when it gets its second reading today.

WATCH: Massive international bird smuggling racket smashed by police in 18 countries

WATCH: Massive international bird smuggling racket smashed by police in 18 countries

CIVILGUARD More than 2,000 birds were recovered and 29 people have been arrested in the operation Unfortunately, in their effort to conceal the animals, lots of them died during the transit and sometimes the death rate reached 50 per cent Spainish Civil Guard Other footage shows rescued parrots and finches flitting inside aviaries.

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

The Eurasian lynx (Image: Chris Godfrey)But Dr Paul O'Donoghue, chief Scientist for Lynx UK Trust, says the arrival of the iconic species has only been delayed by the Government’s rejections.He told supporters: “Our plans are pioneering and would mean an apex predator back in the UK for the first time in 1,300 years."No one has ever tried this before.

What Are Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs?

What Are Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs?

If the ear mite treatment for cats or dogs does not work and possible secondary infections do not heal, then further testing, such as skin biopsies, may be warranted to check for other diseases or allergies. In the past, one of the most common treatments for ear mites in cats, dogs and other pets was Ivermectin.

We live in an age of anxiety – and we can’t blame it all on Trump | Arwa Mahdawi

We live in an age of anxiety – and we can’t blame it all on Trump | Arwa Mahdawi

Barnes & Noble recently announced that US sales of books related to anxiety are up more than 25% from a year ago, leading the retailer to hypothesise that “[Americans] may be living in an anxious nation”.

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island council’s new “pest plan” calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be neutered, microchipped and registered.

Electric shock collars for pets to be banned

Electric shock collars for pets to be banned

Remotely controlled training devices – e-collars or shock collars – can trigger an electronic pulse of up to 6,000 volts to a dog’s neck, and can shock an animal for up to 11 seconds at a time, according to the Dogs Trust. “This ban will improve the welfare of animals and I urge pet owners to instead use positive-reward training methods.”

Why do cats poo in the house and bring in dead mice? What cats are really thinking

Why do cats poo in the house and bring in dead mice? What cats are really thinking

Butters the naughty kitty.Source:SuppliedCHANGE THE ENVIRONMENT, NOT YOUR CATDr Kendall said that many of the physical symptoms and problem behaviours she sees in cats are caused by underlying issues relating to the way they’re being looked after.