Investors Are Wild About the Pet Industry and There's No End in Sight — Especially If There Is a Strong Online Component

Investors Are Wild About the Pet Industry and There's No End in Sight — Especially If There Is a Strong Online Component

Entrepreneur Media.PE firms that might normally have a strict lower limit for EBITDA are regularly making exceptions for pet-care industry operations, especially those that demonstrate fast growth.

Pet dog contracts Covid in first confirmed case in UK

Pet dog contracts Covid in first confirmed case in UK

It is not the first time that pets have tested positive for the virus: the same laboratory detected coronavirus in a cat last year, while research from the Netherlands has previously suggested that the virus is common in cats and dogs owned by people who have Covid.

Bonfire night: How to keep pet dogs and cats calm during fireworks

Bonfire night: How to keep pet dogs and cats calm during fireworks

This is because dogs can hear four times the distance that a human can hear, and can hear higher pitched sounds, at a frequency range of 67-45,000 Hz. Engineers say they have found way to create fuel ‘out of thin air’Coffee drinkers ‘at higher risk of developing kidney disease’Barbour’s heartwarming Paddington Bear Christmas advert is all about sustainabilityHere are top tips for keeping your dogs and cats safe this firework season:.

Cockapoo nearly died after eating face mask tied around bone

Cockapoo nearly died after eating face mask tied around bone

Milo was sent home to recover after his life-saving surgery (Picture: PA) The metal nose clip made it dangerous for Milo to pass naturally or vomit up (Picture: PA) Becky said she is ‘so grateful’ to the vets and nurses who saved three-year-old Milo (Picture: PA)Ms Clancy went on: ‘Sadly this isn’t the first time our vets have seen pets who have eaten discarded PPE.

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.

Blue-eyed Boston terrier and runt of her litter finds home after 'no one wanted her'

Blue-eyed Boston terrier and runt of her litter finds home after 'no one wanted her'

When Tess Nolan, a veterinary nurse in Australia, met a Boston terrier with blue eyes who was having trouble finding an owner, she decided to welcome the adorable puppy into her family.Nolan, a veterinarian nurse, said the breeder told her no one wanted to take Daphne home out of fear she might have health problems.

Photographer captures rare photos of Florida panthers and kittens

Photographer captures rare photos of Florida panthers and kittens

Due to a massive conservation effort in the 1990s, the panther population is now growing in Florida.The stunning photos are published in the April 2021 issue of National Geographic.For more rare photos, pick up the April 2021 issue of National Geographic.

Cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated to stop the spread of Covid

Cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated to stop the spread of Covid

Scientists said the continued evolution of the virus in animals ‘poses a significant long-term risk to public health’ (Picture: Getty Images / iStockPhoto)It may be necessary to vaccinate pets in the future to stop coronavirus from spreading back to humans, scientists have said.

Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

The charity said some councils failed to provide licensing information, so the numbers under-represent the true scale of wild animals for sale at pet shops.

Keeping primates as pets to be banned after social media-driven trend leaves monkeys ‘living in misery’

Keeping primates as pets to be banned after social media-driven trend leaves monkeys ‘living in misery’

Animal-welfare organisations, which have lobbied for a ban for years, say that as well as causing immense suffering, the trade threatens wild populations and risks spreading diseases to owners.

Dogs and owners may share resemblance in diabetes risk

Dogs and owners may share resemblance in diabetes risk

“Given the previous research on the shared risk of [being overweight] between dog owners and their animals, we believe that shared dietary habits and also physical activity levels might be involved,” said Kennedy.

These festive plants could be a danger to your pets

These festive plants could be a danger to your pets

However, there are some Christmas plants known to be a danger to pets as they can have toxic effects on your cat or dog if ingested.

Dog walkers ‘are 78% more likely to catch coronavirus’

Dog walkers ‘are 78% more likely to catch coronavirus’

Scientists have suggested the virus may be spread through the faeces of pets (Picture: Getty Images)Those who walk pet dogs may have an increased chance of catching coronavirus by 78%, according to a study.

Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

Pet flea treatments poisoning rivers across England, scientists find

The research found fipronil in 99% of samples from 20 rivers and the average level of one particularly toxic breakdown product of the pesticide was 38 times above the safety limit.

8 breeds of dogs with the most serious diseases

8 breeds of dogs with the most serious diseases

Knowledge about genetic diseases in individual breeds of dogs is an important element in the work of veterinarians and breeders.It is possible to perform genetic tests to detect the disease and eliminate such dogs from further breeding.

Dog swallows face mask after picking it up while out on walk

Dog swallows face mask after picking it up while out on walk

Kobe swallowed a mask (Picture: Small Animal Hospital, University of Glasgow)Vets are warning people not to litter with disposable masks after a dog swallowed one on a walk.

Dog owners warned of ‘puppy snatchers’ after attempts to steal pets on walks

Dog owners warned of ‘puppy snatchers’ after attempts to steal pets on walks

Angie explained: ‘He started asking about Mabel – her name, her breed and how old she was.’.‘Those people will try and get your dog away from you using their name and treats, even if it is on a lead.

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.

Flat-faced dogs ‘up to 17 times more at risk of heatstroke’

Flat-faced dogs ‘up to 17 times more at risk of heatstroke’

Chow Chows are at the highest risk of heatstroke thanks to their smushed faces and thick double coat of fur (Picture: Getty)If you happen to have a dog that’s a flat-faced breed, please, please take extra caution in the heat.

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Researchers said owners of Australia’s 3.7m domestic cats needed to make sure their pets were indoors or contained to reduce their impact on native species.