Domestic dogs, cats, hamsters or whatever animal you have it’s suggested that we humans should rebrand them as “companion animals” while owners should be known as “human carers”. Even terms such as wildlife are dismissed as insulting to the animals concerned. Aparently they are wanting to be known as “free-living” acording to an Oxford professor. The call of the wild […]

Letting sleeping dogs — and cats — lie could make you sick, a paper to be published by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control journal warns. That pet in your bed could be passing on meningitis, toxocariasis or cat-scratch disease, among others. “We don’t want to scare people, but especially for children and people with […]

San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare is considering an ordinance to ban the sale of all pets within city limits except fish.  Can you imagine?  “The San Francisco Chronicle” reports the proposed ban could be the first in the US and would apply to the sale of all companion animals from dogs and […]