Now the summer breeding season is here, animal welfare groups report a huge influx of lost, stray or abandoned ferrets, often pregnant jills (females) whose owners can’t cope with extra kits, or hobs (males) who have marshalled their notorious escapology skills to go in search of a mate.
Dr Samantha Webster, a vet at Joii Pet Care, said: “The wider veterinary profession is under extreme pressure currently due to so many factors including staff shortages, rises in pet ownership and longer, unsociable working hours.
As well as best in show, competitions include agility, heelwork and flyball, with Crufts anticipating record UK interest – although international numbers are down.“Working from home has opened up dog ownership for a lot more people and there was obviously huge demand for dogs during lockdown, but I think that has extended now and people are looking at other activities to do with their dog, beyond normal pet ownership,” said Lambert.
"Courtesy Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE)In the meantime, Evans hopes animal advocates, shelters and rescue organizations will share the video for “That’s My Dog” on social media to help promote animal adoption and change misconceptions about people who have pets.
Pets at Home is expecting its biggest ever Christmas, with a surge in sales of dog spa days and advent calendars, as it launches a Deliveroo-style quick delivery service to meet rising demand from new owners.
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For the Observer Magazine of 20 June 1982, Eva Kendall found out why cats in particular were on the verge of becoming Britain’s most popular pets (‘The Cult of the Cat’).‘Their stillness has a spiritual quality,’ one cat breeder told Kendall.
When pets can emit twice the carbon emissions of our homes’ electricity and kill up to 200 million wild prey in the UK every year, we cannot stay silent.
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.
Comedian-writer David Walliams' children's books, including the popular The World's Worst series, has been accused of "classism" and "fat-shaming" by food writer-activist Jack Monroe.
But Japan Airlines offers special charter flights to domestic tourist destinations once a year that let dog owners bring their pets inside the cabin. Ishiyama says that’s because it’s hard to overcome the hurdles associated with dog ownership in Japan, and only people who are really committed to owning dogs do so.
Helping older people find low-cost ways to support pet ownership, while not sacrificing other important relationships and priorities is an investment in overall mental and physical health," said Cathleen Connell, Professor at the varsity.
First picture of man charged with stabbing dad to death on Surrey train ‘It can be quite harmful to a pet if their routine is upset and you shouldn’t assume you will divide the time in half.’ After coming across so many disputes between former partners and their pets, Vanessa teamed up with Blue Cross to come up with a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement, a specially created document to plan for pets’ futures and help avoid heartache if a relationship should end.