We focus on the charming, passionate and fiercely loyal Scottish Terrier for our pet profile this week!
A boisterous canine just went on the adventure of his life where he romped across the scenic landscapes of South America for 800km. The story all began in Uruguay where the dog, Jefferson, had started following a group who were undertaking a 2000km trek for charity called 'Walk to the World Cup'. The guys were hoping to raise enough money to build a water well in drought stricken Bahia, north east Brazil. Initially they presumed Jefferson would grow tired of the arduous trek and subsequently return home.... instead it seemed that Jefferson decided it was time to see the world!
What people wouldn't do for their pets nowadays! With more and more people around the world owning pets and loving to pamper them... no wonder businesses are springing up everywhere that are wholeheartedly dedicated to pets. Within the last few years stores such as cat cafes, pet deli's, pet 'hotels', even owl cafes have come onto the market but now... the latest addition is a retirement home for elderly dogs. The one of a kind business has just opened its doors east of Tokyo, Japan.
You are going away for a long weekend break but you can't bear to leave your beloved pet behind. So... you have decided to take him/her on the plane with you! We all wish airplanes had cabins inbuilt to transport your pets like the photo above, but the reality is quite different. Some airlines allow you to travel with pets in the cabin with you while others prefer you have them stowed in the hold along with other checked baggage. This article is intended to help people who are transporting their pet via an in-flight airplane cabins.
Imagine the scenario where your veterinarian tells you your pet is suffering from a debilitating painful disorder and that the best option is he/she be put to sleep. You say your tearful goodbyes to your beloved pet and try to continue on with your life. Several months later, out of the blue, you find that your pet is very much alive and not sick in the slightest. This is what happened to the Harris family in Texas, USA and her Leonberger, Sid.
A CSIRO led study has discovered that feral cats, not climate change, is the main reason for the heavily declining native animal population in Australia. According to the study, there are approximately 15 million feral cats that kill on average 5 animals a night. Furthermore, mammal extinctions are actually 40% higher than previously estimated! Environmental Minister, Greg Hunt, claims that the government is taking these latest statistics extremely seriously and has called on the development of a virus to subdue, or potentially even eradicate feral cat populations.