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Kids ask their parents for a pet an average of 11 times per day

Kids ask their parents for a pet an average of 11 times per day

Many of us can remember begging our parents for a pet when we were children. It may have seemed like we asked them for a puppy or a kitten all the time. Now, new research shows that kids do indeed ask their parents for a pet quite often. In fact, they ask them for pet on average of 11 times per month. Research conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Spin Master surveyed 2,000 parents of school-age children in the US…

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Online searches for UK pet friendly rental properties soar to highest level in over 15 years

Online searches for UK pet friendly rental properties soar to highest level in over 15 years

Online searches for pet-friendly UK rental properties have soared post-lockdown to the highest level since available records began in 2004, according to data from residential development review HomeViews and data from Google Trends. Searches for ‘pet friendly rentals’, ‘pet friendly apartments’ and ‘pet friendly’ in the real estate category have all increased dramatically since the UK’s first national lockdown ended, according to Google Trends. Pet parents in the UK often experience difficulties in finding a pet-friendly rental property, taking much…

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New initiative aims to help homeless dog owners in Scotland

New initiative aims to help homeless dog owners in Scotland

UK-based animal welfare charity Dogs Trust has partnered with Simon Community Scotland, a Scottish homelessness organization, to launch an initiative to increase dog friendly accommodation options for homeless dog owners in Scotland. According to Dogs Trust, many emergency and temporary accommodation providers do not accept dogs, leaving pet parents unable to access the housing and support they and their dogs need, unless they make the heart-breaking decision to give up their pets, who are very often their only source of…

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Ikea Singapore launches pet furniture collection for furry friends

Ikea Singapore launches pet furniture collection for furry friends

We love our pets as if they’re family. Many of our pets spend a lot of time with us on the sofa while lounging, especially during these lockdowns, and many people even sleep with their pets. In Singapore in particular, more people are becoming pet parents than ever before. So it’s no surprise that furniture giant Ikea in Singapore has launched a new furniture range for cats and dogs. “Every cat and dog has their own personality and needs,” Ikea…

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Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

As cities across Australia start to open back up and employees return to work, many believe that now is the time for the workplace to become more pet friendly. For those dogs who have spent much of the lockdown with their pet parents, joining them in the workplace could be beneficial for them as well as for the workers in the office. The majority of Aussies (3 in 5) believe pets make the workplace better, according to research by PureProfile…

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Majority of pet owners admit to canceling plans to spend time with their furry friends

Majority of pet owners admit to canceling plans to spend time with their furry friends

Many of us consider pets to be a part of the family, so it’s no surprise that most pet parents admitted they have canceled plans in order to spend more time with their pets, according to a survey from Wisdom Panel. Wisdom Panel surveyed more than 13,000 pet parents from June to August 2020 (representing nearly 25,000 dogs and more than 6,000 cats!) for the 2020 Pet Census. The survey found that the bond with pets is so strong that…

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Having a pet helps with social development in teenagers, study finds

Having a pet helps with social development in teenagers, study finds

Pets are known for their loving companionship and have many other wonderful benefits but a new study shows that they also help with social development for adolescents. The study, published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, analyzed a sample of 700 middle school students aged 11–16 in the greater Boston area, in Massachusetts, US. Adolescents who have dogs were more likely to check social media more frequently, give and receive online social support, and feel less social isolation….

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Pet taxi service launches in Turkey

Pet taxi service launches in Turkey

A new pet taxi service has launched in Istanbul, Turkey for those pet parents who find it difficult to travel about in town their four-legged friends, reports The Daily Sabah. While dogs are allowed in certain forms of public transportation in Istanbul, such as the metro, there are strict rules that mean that not every pet is allowed to ride. For example, Metro Istanbul states that dogs and certain other pets must be carried in a cage and that it…

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Pandemic gives rise to drive-through pet blessings in The Philippines

Pandemic gives rise to drive-through pet blessings in The Philippines

Pet parents in the Philippines had their pets blessed via a drive-through ceremony this past Sunday to mark World Animal Day and the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Amid rising cases in the country, drivers brought their pets to a Catholic priest and from a safe distance inside their owners’ cars, the animals, which included cats, dogs, and birds, were sprinkled with holy water by the priest in Manila, reports Reuters. The Philippines has…

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5 tips to keep your pet safe this Halloween

5 tips to keep your pet safe this Halloween

It’s officially October now which means Halloween is just around the corner. For many, it’s the most fun holiday of the year. Many pet parents even dress up their dogs in fancy or scary Halloween costumes. While Halloween is supposed to be a bit “scary” (but fun), dogs and cats can experience this holiday a lot differently than us humans. The candy, trick-or-treaters and costumes can create frightening and even dangerous situations for our furry four-legged friends. Now, Purina experts…

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