Robotic Pets to Relieve Stress

The Japanese love their pets but are faced with the lack of space to accommodate live companion animals. As if on cue, Japanese toy manufacturers have produced a new range of robotic pets ranging from the standard companion animals to potted plants.

First Class for Pets

Lufthansa Airlines is offering pets and their owners the world’s ultimate in luxury travel with a dedicated first-class animal lounge. Now aren’t you just blown away?

Here Comes Bionic Cat!

First used in 2005 to develop a prosthetic for a woman who lost her arm in the London bombings, the intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthetics (Itaps) technology has now given Oscar the cat a new lease of life.

Dogs Too Dirty for Iran

A senior Iranian cleric has decreed dogs are “unclean” and should not be kept as pets in a move aimed at discouraging western-style dog ownership in the Islamic state, a newspaper reported Saturday. Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi has sent a clear message to his people with a fatwa ruling that this trend must stop.

The World's Richest Dog... Just Got Richer!

Miami heiress Gail Posner, who passed away from cancer at the age of 67, has willed the majority of her money and property, including her mansion and fancy cars, to her beloved dogs.

Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?

The age old debate rages on.. and even those without either animal as a pet, tend to self-identify as one or the other. According to studies done by psychologist and study researcher Sam Gosling, PhD, of the University of Texas at Austin, what differentiates dog and cat people may not stand true anymore.

A Message From the DogMillRehomers

If you are part of the DOGMILLREHOMERS Facebook group, you would have received the following message. For those not in the know, PETS Magazine would like to share this piece of information with you for a better understanding of the dog mill situation.

Dark Side of Dog Mills

PETS Magazine recently visited a freshly abandoned “dog mill” located in Pasir Ris to learn firsthand the dark trade of indiscriminate dog-breeding.

iPad for Pets

Telegraph.co.uk reports that “a series of videos on YouTube (some have attracted over 20,000 views) demonstrate the versatility of the iPad with cats using the interactive screen to chase a virtual butterfly, play with a neon piece of string , tackle space invaders and even perform music on a ‘Magic Piano’ application.” With over 940 cat-related applications to choose from, the iPad is fast becoming the latest Must-Have toy for your kitty.

Unconditional Love

In the town of Hoerstel, Germany, a little piglet was found cold and helpless in a forest. Farm owner and property developer, Roland Adam decided to bring it home for fear that wild foxes might make it their next meal. Starved and shivering, the piglet, christened Paulinchen, was brought back to Roland’s farm.

Who's Guilty?

According to the Straits Times, dog attacks have been steadily increasing in the past five years, with an average of about one attack a week. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) have taken a stand against these dog attacks with their latest campaign to encourage considerate pet ownership. However, this has garnered some mixed reviews.

Pets Banned from Air Cabins?

Pet owners thinking of flying to Canada with their pets should take note that pets may soon be banned in passenger cabins on airlines like Air Canada and WestJet.

Killing with Kindness

Pet owner John Greene, 50, was charged by a British court who banned him from keeping animals for 10 years. Green was also ordered to pay nearly $1,300 and to perform 200 hours of unpaid work. This was after the authorities at RSPCA had discovered that his 8 year old Dalmatian, Barney, was severely overweight, and that Green did not exhibit any intention to remedy this pressing issue.

A Man and His Pride

Kevin Richardson has a huge family of thirty-eight members. The unusual thing is that he’s the only human. Kevin, who lives on a vast private reserve in Johannesburg, has a pride of thirty-eight lions.