Having a pet can have economic and health benefits, study finds

Having a pet can have economic and health benefits, study finds

New research into the potential health benefits of pets has revealed that adult animal-owners are typically up to 50 per cent healthier than their non-pet counterparts, with a number of specific health benefits associated with domestic animals also reported.

Tahlequah the orca is a mother again after famously mourning her dead calf

Tahlequah the orca is a mother again after famously mourning her dead calf

J35's new calf appeared healthy and precocious, swimming vigorously alongside its mother in its second day of free-swimming life.https://t.co/6bSnvzRAju — Whale Research (@CWROrcas).Her new calf appeared healthy and precocious, swimming vigorously alongside its mother in its second day of free-swimming life,” the center said in a press release.

Abandoned and mistreated puppy with skin burns finds her forever home

Abandoned and mistreated puppy with skin burns finds her forever home

The burns were likely caused by boiling water being poured on her coat (Picture: My Family Vets) A gorgeous face (Picture: My Family Vets)She was treated at Vets Now in Derby – but it took 12 weeks for her wounds to start to heal and for the pooch to regain the trust she had lost in people.

Cry your eyes out at the nation’s most overlooked dogs finally finding homes

Cry your eyes out at the nation’s most overlooked dogs finally finding homes

Shadow’s new owner, Rebecca, said: ‘When we enquired about Shadow and heard how long he’d been waiting for a home, it made it all the more special to be given the chance to adopt him.

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

The animals have now been taken to a rescue centre (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS.COM)Jenny Scott, an SSPCA inspector, said: ‘The dogs were found in an appalling condition.

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

Mike Arms, president and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, decided to create the program when he saw tears on the faces of his team of 170 employees right after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that virtually all school campuses would be closed in the fall.

Dog covered in cigarette burns abandoned outside RSPCA centre

Dog covered in cigarette burns abandoned outside RSPCA centre

Hector was tied up outside the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield and District Branch Animal Centre in East Ardsley, Leeds, on August 1, with CCTV footage showing a black Mercedes with foreign number plates pulling up and leaving him behind.

4 Reasons the Pandemic Is a Boon for the Pet Industry

4 Reasons the Pandemic Is a Boon for the Pet Industry

Add to this the growing availability of pet supplies online (the sector saw 11.3% percent growth for online sales in 2019 alone) plus the opportunity to connect with veterinarians and other professionals remotely via telehealth and other online options; the industry was well-positioned to take advantage of the COVID-19-induced circumstances.

Shielding pet owners warned that flea bites could be fatal

Shielding pet owners warned that flea bites could be fatal

The research – which uncovered how a third of immunocompromised over 55s are not aware that complications from flea bites can be fatal in extreme cases – went on to suggest that pet owners have found it much harder to treat their cat or dog during lockdown.

Pets are boosting our morale and productivity in lockdown, study shows

Pets are boosting our morale and productivity in lockdown, study shows

Similarly, 58% said working from home with a pet has helped boost productivity and motivation.Almost half (43%) revealed that their pet had reduced their anxiety and 60% said their furry friend helped them to get out of bed in the morning.

Woman launches fundraiser to build centre for disabled dogs

Woman launches fundraiser to build centre for disabled dogs

Some of the dogs that Victoria has saved (Picture: Victoria Bryceson)When lockdown struck, Victoria Bryceson was in the process of pulling together funds to build an animal centre for disabled dogs and casts.

Animal charity saves 25 dogs by flying them over to the UK

Animal charity saves 25 dogs by flying them over to the UK

The dogs met their new owners when they arrived at the airport (Picture: Madeleine Poolman)An animal charity has just saved the lives of 25 dogs .Avoiding slobbery dog kisses – another use for face masks (Picture: Madeleine Poolman)If you fancy adopting a dog of your own, you can visit the animal charity’s website.

Dog called Guardian refused to leave sister after she was killed on road

Dog called Guardian refused to leave sister after she was killed on road

Guardian’s sister was found dead but the Catahoula mix continued to try to protect her when officials from Kingsville-Kleberg Health Department Animal Control & Care Center arrived at the ‘heart wrenching’ scene.

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Bess had been at the shelter for ten years (Picture: Last Chance Animal Rescue / SWNS)A border collie given the title of Britain’s loneliest dog – after spending ten years in a rescue centre – has finally found a loving home.

This Streaming Service Helps Keep Your Dog Chill So You Can Focus on Work

This Streaming Service Helps Keep Your Dog Chill So You Can Focus on Work

The product of seven years of research, Relax My Dog's program has been found to help 87 percent of dogs relax and feel more comfortable while their owner is away, the company says.

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy now lives with Ali Kite and her other dog (Picture: National Animal Welfare Trust)‘Finally, their hard work and dedication has paid off,’ the team said.

Dog rescued from a house fire changes colour after a much-needed bath

Dog rescued from a house fire changes colour after a much-needed bath

She was given a pet oxygen mask and helped to recover, but staff at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre were stunned to realise the dog isn’t actually grey – her fur is in fact a nice shade of light brown.

Majority of dogs suffer from anxiety, study finds

Majority of dogs suffer from anxiety, study finds

According to researchers, who studied the behaviours of more than 13,000 pet dogs in Finland, 72.5 per cent of the pups exhibit traits such as noise sensitivity, fearfulness, fear of surfaces and heights, inattention/impulsivity, compulsion, separation-related behaviour, or aggression.

Dogs Trust is looking for a home for their smallest ever duo

Dogs Trust is looking for a home for their smallest ever duo

They can be a little nervous around other dogs (Picture: Dogs Trust)These two vocal pups love a bark like most chihuahuas, so get used to them telling you exactly what they want whenever they want it.

Eau de pawfum: is it barking mad to buy cologne for dogs?

Eau de pawfum: is it barking mad to buy cologne for dogs?

A runner-up at Crufts was scented with a calming floral spray – but canine perfumes aren’t just for show dogs.Dogs smell lovely.Do say: “Make dogs smell more tolerable with doggy cologne.”.