• Dog

    ‘It Just Happened So Fast’

    Dramatic video captured the moment a red-tailed hawk attacked a 12-week-old chihuahua named Lola. In the video, as reported by KHOU-TV, Lola is walking around her front yard in Missouri City, Texas, when the hawk swooped down and attempted to snatch her. But Lola—who weighs only four pounds—quickly ran away toward bushes closer to home. Fortunately for the pup, her owner Kathryn Garver was only a few feet away at the time of the attack and quickly realized what was going on, per KHOU. “I didn’t even see it until it was right on top of her. That’s how fast it happened,” Garver said. “There was nothing I could’ve done…

  • Pets News

    Separation anxiety: how to manage your pet’s mental health as post-lockdown routines resume | Pets

    When Melburnian Anni O’Donnell used to arrive home from work, her sausage dog, Ziggy, would be excited to see her. Since lockdown, though, “he cries and wiggles his body for a good five minutes”. “He even does it for short periods of time, like a five-minute pop to the shops,” O’Donnell said. “I already worried about leaving him for long stretches pre-Covid but now I’m so used to him by my side it feels weird without him. I have the guilt of knowing he has worse separation anxiety on top of missing him.” Three-year-old Ziggy is one of many “pandemic puppies” grappling with separation anxiety as lockdown restrictions ease and…

  • Pet Food

    Sales of eco-friendly pet food soar as owners become aware of impact | Environment

    Eco-friendly pet food is on the rise as dog and cat owners become more aware of the impact of their beloved pet’s diet. New figures released exclusively to the Guardian show that the number of pet food products containing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified sustainable seafood has grown by 57% in the UK during the last five years, from 49 to 77. In the last year alone consumers bought more than 7m tins, pouches and packs of MSC-certified pet food. Globally, pets consume about 20% of the world’s meat and fish, a number set to rise with the trend for consumers to feed them human-grade meat. An area double the size…

  • Pet Supplement

    The 11 Best Dog Foods For Huskies

    This article contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Huskies are regal, loyal, and beautiful dogs with rich, soft fur that people across the globe love. Originally bred in Siberia, they were brought to Alaska around 1908 to be sled dogs. The breed was (and is) hardy and loyal, surviving the harsh cold of Alaska and Siberia and proving crucial to transportation efforts in the frozen wastes. The breed’s thick coat helps protect against cold weather, and also makes it a great cuddle buddy.  Huskies require certain nutrients in order to keep their coat soft and shiny. Omega-3s are some of…

  • Animal Care

    Animal Care Services Adds Additional Days to Free Microchip Program

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Animal Care Services has seen great success with the “Free Thursday” microchip days. Since the program’s launch on June 17, Animal Care Services has microchipped over 950 pets and registered 912 microchipped pets. Beginning Monday, November 29, Animal Care Services will now offer free pet microchipping and registration of microchipped pets Monday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents are welcome to enter the front lobby, and staff will microchip and register their pets. “Your City Council and I are committed to ensuring health and safety and improving our neighborhoods by extending the ‘Free Thursdays’ pet microchipping program,” said Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo. “This…

  • Cat

    Woman Allegedly Breastfeeds Cat on Delta Airlines Flight

    A woman on a recent Delta Airlines flight allegedly began to breastfeed her pet cat mid-flight and refused to stop after getting caught. The incident allegedly happened during a recent trip onboard Delta Flight 1360, a route that travels between Syracuse, New York and Atlanta, Georgia. An image posted to social media suggests that the purported cat breastfeeding happened while the plane was headed towards Atlanta, although it is not clear exactly when the incident happened. The image circulating online describes the supposed event in what appears to be a screen capture of message sent using the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), which pilots use to transmit short…

  • Dog

    Tiffany Frangione, 48, was mauled to death by her own dogs

    A Texas woman found dead in her backyard may have been mauled by her own dogs, police said. Tiffany L. Frangione, 48, was found with fatal puncture wounds to her neck in her Houston yard last Friday morning. Police believe Tiffany Frangione attempted to intervene in a fight between her dog’s and the neighbor’s dog when they turned on her. Courtesy of @ rachiriusthebandog Frangione had let her two pups out into her backyard when they started fighting with the neighbor’s dog through the fence, according to detectives. They believe Frangione was trying to intervene when her own dogs – a 5-year-old female Alaskan husky mix and male Cane Corso mix…