WEEKLY PET NEWS IN REVIEW!
Hi its Rachel with your Paw-some pet news for the first week of Jan!
A new year meow-icle- Firefighters and good Samaritans furr-vishily came to rescue dozens of puppies when fire broke out in a building next to a Danbury Connecticut pet store this Thursday 1/3/19. Furr-tunately all 86 puppies were rescued, there was no damage to the pup store and none of the supplies or homes were effected! Back to pawsness as usual.
THE NY TIMES IS REPORTING MORE PET INSURANCE IS BEING PURSCHAED BUT IS IT WORTH THE COST?
The average annual premium for “accident and illness” coverage was $516 per pet in 2017, while the average claim paid was $278, according to the pet health insurance association. Meow-zer! There are lots of options out there but the best way to get insurance is from your employer; 11% are now offering health insurance policies for your pets! YAY! Employers at some pet-centric businesses offering the best even up to 15% and pawternity leave awwww! How do I sign up to work at a pet company ?
Made a new year paws-olution for your diet and health?– Statics are in that pet obesity is up for the 8th year in the row- and that’s not just the puppy fat!
Nationwide insurance is reporting that pet obesity is not only up but out of control! 20% of pet insurance claims are for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity which is more then 69$ million in vet expenses -GET IT TOGETHER FUR PARENTS! We all know Garfield is a cute cat but a daily diet of lasagna can cost lots more then making Jon upset – We’re paws-itivie that if you just take simple steps to exercise and not feed your fur baby things you shouldn’t even be eating it’ll work out! Take meowt holiday weight!
AND Heres a cute video and story from Good news network on a dog that shed 24 pounds –
now that deserves a high-paw https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=o06db42cxTk
This is not a drill or to scare you on a Saturday morning – a woman in VA died of rabies after being bitten by a puppy in India – she was on a 7 week yoga retreat in India where there is apparently the highest incident of K9 rabies! YIKES. The CDC is warning to keep in mind that just because rabies has been almost eliminated in the US due to vaccines its still an issue in Africa, India and Latin America and kills almost 59,000 people a year globally! TAKE HOME: PLEASE VACCINATE YOUR PETS!
If you read our story earlier this week, or are on social media, online, or on TV at all you heard CA is the first state to sell only rescue pets from pet stores. The law went into effect this week and already making a difference in the way pet stores are operating their business. Some jumping on board early using this as an opportunity to rescue pets from kill shelters train groom and certify that they will be a good K9 citizen! - Ya know I actually also read an article that England is banning the sale of puppies and kittens from pet stores as well, but taking it even a bit furr-her! You’ll still see your malitpoo, yorkie and morkies out there since in both CA and the UK you can buy from a private breeder. The law is aimed at eliminating puppy mills and hoping to make breeders more responsible.
Fur-well fur now – I’m so excited I had the opp-paw-tunity to share some news with you remember pets are family travel with yours!