The Victorian government has announced the state’s first pet census to gather crucial information about owners and their furry, feathered and scaly friends.
Vet nurse Nina Gibbins is teaching her two-year-old Burmese cat Summer to walk on a lead.Vet nurse Nina Gibbins has been diligently trying to teach her two-year-old Burmese cat Summer to walk on a lead.
Jackson, one of three charged in the robbery and shooting of the musician’s dogwalker in February 2021, was freed by mistake after a court appearance Wednesday, sources told NBC News and NBC Los Angeles.
RSPCA rescue dog Ellie still waiting for home after 450 days.Ellie was found with over 40 other dogs in a ramshackle barn (Image: RSPCA Wales).
Since then, the three-year-old border collie has built up her confidence in the care of the RSPCA.But poor Ellie is still waiting to be picked by adopters at the charity's Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay. Ellie and another dog called Charlie at the RSPCA's Newport Animal Centre are the only two pooches from the barn who have not found forever homes and are the RSPCA's longest staying residents in Wales.
DOG owners have been warned to sometimes skip a daily walk with their beloved pooch, and instead use the time for training games at home in order to improve their pet's wellbeing.
'Worst day ever' Horror dog warning after pet falls ill after ingesting 'drugs' in park.Willow the Cockapoo was on her daily morning walk when she is believed to have consumed "cannabis" or "opiate-based" drug in the park - and subsequently lost the use of her legs.
Study finds nearly three quarters of UK dogs show signs of poor mental health (Image: Getty) Around 8.8 million dogs exhibit behaviour indicating anxiety or depression (Image: Getty)The most common signs include a loss of appetite, destructiveness and low activity levels.
This is about dogs showing signs of poor mental health, including anxiety.“It’s an outdated viewpoint to think that dogs just need a walk or two a day to be content,” said Guide Dogs’ chief scientific officer Dr Helen Vaterlaws-Whiteside.Vaterlaws-Whiteside recommends a lot of mental stimulation, problem-solving puzzles .
Helping out (Picture: Mercury Press )The family also love going out on walks together – where Lily enjoys holding Billy’s lead and the canine ensures everyone keeps pace with his best friend.
‘A couple of years ago she started to have a bit of trouble on one of her hind legs and found it difficult to walk, so I had to do some research and find out what she could do to make Molly comfortable,’ says care worker Jackie from Melbourne, Australia.
‘As always, if the general guidance isn’t helping, there might be another reason your dog is pulling a lot on the lead – then we recommend getting in touch with an accredited animal behaviourist such as a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.’.
Not only can leash biting be a fun game, especially when you create resistance by trying to pull it away, it’s also a prolific way for your dog to grab your attention , even if it’s negative.