The pandemic is a good time to be in the cat food business – and many others

The pandemic is a good time to be in the cat food business – and many others

But not for the owners of Smalls, a “direct to consumer” manufacturer of pet food products geared specifically to cats.It’s a good news small business story that’s getting little attention during a time when so many small businesses are publicly failing, millions are unemployed and economic output has precipitously fallen.

Family dog dies after eating barbecue food littered on beach

Family dog dies after eating barbecue food littered on beach

Bandit died after swallowing litter left on a beach, leaving his family including their five-year-old son heartbroken (Picture: MEN Media)A family has urged others not to litter on beaches after their dog died from eating barbecue leftovers scattered on sand dunes.

Coronavirus crisis helps dog find home after 4 years in shelter

Coronavirus crisis helps dog find home after 4 years in shelter

Michael Levitt, 52, a television producer with vast experience in animal rescue programming, wanted to do his part to help strapped shelters cope with the crisis.“I spoke with my partner about fostering and he agreed that now, more than ever, we need to step up and do it,” he told TODAY.Michael Levitt was happy being part of a two-dog family until the coronavirus pandemic motivated him to help a Southern California shelter by fostering Toretto.

Democrat presidential candidate shakes dog’s mouth like it’s his hand

Democrat presidential candidate shakes dog’s mouth like it’s his hand

However, others said the playful move showed he was comfortable around dogs – and that they did it with their own pets at home.‘In terms of a lot of people who think this country should evolve rather than have a revolution, I would be their choice,’ Bloomberg said.

Man heartbroken by dog's death gets its face printed on prosthetic leg

Man heartbroken by dog's death gets its face printed on prosthetic leg

However, after making a special request to doctors when he was fitted with a £12,000 prosthetic left leg, experts were able to superimpose the pup’s face onto a computerised image on the limb – meaning Michael can still forever have Charlie walking by his side.

There's now a dog spa where your pup can get massages and manicures

There's now a dog spa where your pup can get massages and manicures

(Picture: Caters News)Michael added: ‘The most popular treatment has been the dog de-stress massage, taking a pet anywhere long distance in a car can be a stressful experience, so that starts off with the de-stress massage oil and a pup dressing gown too.

Puppy with chronically swollen legs finally gets his loving forever home

Puppy with chronically swollen legs finally gets his loving forever home

(Picture: Michael Swan/Caters News)‘If he gets a cut on his back legs it could be fatal, I don’t want him to stop running around or going through sticks though so I try not to limit him.

Dad sets up makeshift hospital for dog’s favourite toy after it was left outside

Dad sets up makeshift hospital for dog’s favourite toy after it was left outside

(Picture: Twitter/ oohhhkayyy) He sent the picture to his daughter Michaella and told her that Lucky’s ‘baby’ was no more. And good news, Michaella told The Dodo that the bear is now fully recovered and back with Lucky.

Why you should never give your dog a mince pie

Why you should never give your dog a mince pie

Everything was not fine, though, and the search revealed that the raisins in mincemeat can be fatal to dogs, causing unnoticeable kidney failure which can lead to death within 48 hours.

Manatees rescued after trapped in Florida pond

Manatees rescued after trapped in Florida pond

Manatees rescued after trapped in Florida pond copied! A group effort has rescued three Florida manatees that swam from Tampa Bay into a pond during high tides caused by Hurricane Michael. The rescue operation took several hours and took a lot of strong backs lifting the animals out of the pond.

Meet the life-saving dogs sniffing out bomb threats

Meet the life-saving dogs sniffing out bomb threats

Megyn Kelly TODAY goes inside the security program that’s training dogs to find military-grade explosives and other threats. MSA security chairman Michael O’Neil, as well as Jackpot and Barney, two dogs who graduated from the program, join Megyn to discuss how they’re keeping us safe.

Man had acid thrown in face for refusing to give up dog to robbers

Man had acid thrown in face for refusing to give up dog to robbers

Michael was attacked by two robbers who tried to steal his puppy Alfie (Picture: JustGiving)A police spokesman said the victim was walking along a footpath between 7.30am and 8.30am when two men tried to steal his dog Alfie, a German shorthaired pointer believed to be worth around £3,000.