Coronavirus Outbreak and Its Impact on Our Pets

The new decade has started off with a bang; not in a good way, unfortunately. As if the bushfires in Australia weren’t enough, there’s another misery on us – the Coronavirus outbreak. It has already started to spread across multiple countries and worse, it’s claiming the lives of many. Below is everything you pet parents need to know about this global crisis and how you can keep yourselves and your pets safe during such tumultuous times.

Is Dog Abuse on the Rise? Four Recent Stories Make the Case

Whether it’s because the Internet gives us all the ability to share and see information at lightning speed, or whether animal abuse is just a fact of life, it seems society has experienced an increase of abuse against what is normally considered a cherished pet: the family dog.

According to a report issued by The Humane Society, of the more than 1,200 reported cases of animal cruelty in 2017 (the most recent year statistics are available) over 70% of those acts were committed against dogs. Cats came in a distant second, with just over 20%. A quick check on the web reveals these horrifying (and increasingly more common) stories of sickening abuse of dogs by owners, veterinarians, shelter employees and others:

Increasing Trend of Pet Humanization will Boost Growth of Pet Care Market

Global Pet Care Market is expecting an excellent growth over the forecast period. The growth of the market is likely to be driven by the increasing disposable income in middle income groups, increasing power of e-commerce, increase in pet population, and rising trend of bringing pets to home. The escalating preference for prime healthcare and food products for pets by their owners is also fueling up the market to a great extent. In the last few years, a great advancement in technology in pet care has attracted a great deal of attention.