• Dog

    SPCA of Wake County seeks special family to love on dog dying of cancer :: WRAL.com

    By Heather Leah, WRAL multiplatform producer Raleigh, N.C. — Just in time for the New Year, and within only a few days of Christmas, The SPCA of Wake County granted the final wish of a 10-year-old rescue dog with cancer. Earlier in the week, they had posted a plea on Facebook, seeking a loving family to ease the final days of Joyanna, who had been surrendered to the shelter because of a volleyball-sized mammary tumor, which has metastasized to her lungs. “Joyanna has spent her whole life outside and wasn’t given much attention,” wrote the SPCA of Wake County in a post. “We don’t know exactly how long she has,…

  • Pets News

    New laws in 2022 address surprise medical bills, chained pets, cocktails-to-go

    The new year will bring a host of new laws that take effect starting Saturday on issues from surprise medical bills to restraints for the family pet. Protections from unexpected medical bills kick in on New Year’s Day. A new federal law, the No Surprises Act, requires insurance companies to cover even out-of-network expenses that can sneak up, especially in emergencies.  Two-thirds of adults fear unforeseen medical costs, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. It said bills for one-fifth of emergency treatments and one-sixth of in-network hospitalizations include at least one out-of-network charge. Financial literacy In Ohio, students entering high school in the new year won’t be allowed to graduate…

  • Animal nutrition

    The rise of smart livestock feeding

    The increased demand for animal products − as well as higher standards of sustainability and animal welfare − puts the individual animal even more in focus. Smart livestock feeding is a logical result of this. This approach is based on accurate determination of the available nutrients in feed ingredients, precise diet formulation, and meeting the nutrient needs of an individual or group of animals in real time in order to maximise nutrient utilisation without loss of performance. Dr Candido Pomar from the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) said at the 2020 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada that using smart livestock feeding can reduce protein intake by 25%, nitrogen excretion into…

  • Pet Food

    Meet The Pet Food Entrepreneur Who Just Raised $19 Million

    PetPlate founder Renaldo Webb PetPlate In 2010 Renaldo Webb graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Physics and knew that as it difficult as it may have been to earn the coveted diploma it’s not what he was going to do. “I quickly learned I wasn’t going to solve string theory and that I wanted to do something different with my life,” Webb says. He bounced around several jobs, including being an analyst for McKinsey in LA and a senior associate at a private equity firm in New York. However, it was in 2015 that he finally decided to work in a field he’d always been passionate about: the pet…

  • Pet Supplement

    United States Pet Dietary Supplement Market Prospects, Trends, and Forecasts 2021-2027: Focus on Glucosamine, Omega 3, Probiotics & Prebiotics, Multivitamins, Antioxidants, Proteins & Peptides

    DUBLIN, December 29, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “United States Pet Dietary Supplement Market: Prospects, Trends Analysis, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The country research report on the United States pet dietary supplement market is a customer intelligence and competitive study of the United States market. Moreover, the report provides deep insights into demand forecasts, market trends, and, micro and macro indicators in the United States market. Also, factors that are driving and restraining the pet dietary supplement market are highlighted in the study. This is an in-depth business intelligence report based on qualitative and quantitative parameters of the market. Additionally, this report provides…

  • Animal Care

    Pima Animal Care Center prepares to take in hundreds of animals after New Year’s Eve fireworks

    TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – As we head into the New Year, it’s bringing new concerns about the capacity at Pima Animal Care Center. The shelter is still in a code red situation and they are expecting to see hundreds of dogs that were spooked by fireworks come in after the New Year. “New Year’s Eve is going to be an added, uncomfortable situation to an already crowded shelter,” PACC’s public information officer Nikki Reck said. PACC is hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. The kennels in their overflow space just emptied Wednesday, but they’re expected to fill up again this weekend and then some. “We…

  • Cat

    South Korea: Cats caused more than 100 house fires in the past 3 years, Seoul officials say

    A statement Thursday from the Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department said cats caused a total of 107 house fires between January 2019 and November this year. The cats are believed to have started the fires by switching on electric stoves, the department said. Cats can turn electric stoves on by jumping on touch-sensitive buttons — and once overheated, the appliances can catch fire. Four people were injured in the fires, just over half of which started while pet owners were out, the statement added. “Cat-related fires are continuing to occur recently,” said Chung Gyo-chul, an official from the department. “We advise households with pets to pay extra attention as…