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The Halloween Cat

Every American kid can pick out a Halloween cat: it’s the black cat pictured with its back arched and fur all standing on end. The claws on each paw are extended, ready to pounce whilst seemingly hissing at the same time. The black cat has become a well known symbol of Halloween for many children. […]

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Do Pit Bulls Really Need To Be Banned?

In almost every large city in the USA today, there is talk of a ban against the Pit Bull. The Ban Miami, Cincinnati and Denver are three of the largest metropolitan areas in the USA that have city-wide bans on pit bulls. The term pit bull is actually used to describe three different types of […]

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Jennifer Aniston’s Sick Dog

One of Hollywood’s most well-known and loved actresses, Jennifer Aniston, is facing something that every dog owner faces at some point in time: the untimely illness and possible demise of her beloved dog, Norman. Friends Jennifer Aniston adopted Norman from the animal trainers who worked with her on the hit TV series ‘Friends’ during the […]

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Cat Stuck In Freezer

A New Zealand cat has seemingly done the impossible and astounded animal experts by having survived nearly 19 hours inside its owners’ freezer. Freezer Cat In Te Kuiti, New Zealand, 27 year old, mother of two, Sarah Crombie, found her family’s cat lying rigid and semi-conscious on top of a dog food bag in her […]

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Diamond Pet Foods Recalls Cat Food

Premium Edge Cat Food, a subsidiary of Diamond Pet Foods, issued a voluntary recall on its cat food in the Eastern United States of America earlier this month. The Products Only two of the cat food products, that were manufactured and distributed by Diamond Pet Foods on May 28, 2009, have been affected by the […]

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Taipei To Improve Pet Laws

Household Pets The United Daily News reported that the Taipei City government is working on passing a law to protect household pets within Taipei. According to the newspaper, the new law, drafted by the Taipei Municipal Institute for Animal Health, would immediately become effective if it is passed by the Taipei City Council. Based on […]

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Dogs Reduce Asthma In Kids

If you have been cautiously afraid of getting a dog for fear of your children developing asthma, you can now rest easy! A preliminary study conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy, has indicated that having a dog in the house could actually reduce any chances of children developing asthma later […]

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October Is National Pet Wellness Month

This October is National Pet Wellness Month and marks the beginning of new national campaign encouraging pet owners to reconsider the health of their pets. The Campaign The national campaign is entitled “A Happy, Healthy Pet Starts With a Plan”. Its primary goal is to promote the importance of semi-annual veterinarian visits. The American Veterinary […]

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National Feral Cat Day

Friday, 16 October, 2009, will mark the ninth annual National Feral Cat Day. Originally started by Alley Cat Allies in 2001, the hope of National Feral Cat Day is to draw attention to the thousands of feral cats living in America today. Cat lovers, and the general public, are invited to join fundraising events, spay/neuter […]

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

This Wednesday, October 14, 2009, will mark the third annual National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. The founder and President of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), Dr. Ernie Ward, states that more than half of all pets livening in the USA are overweight. “Pudgy pooches and fat cats are now the norm. This is […]

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