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Call for action over obese pets

March 30, 2015 Brian 0

VETS are calling for more action to be taken over pet obesity following a rise in overweight animals.The latest PDSA animal wellbeing report reveals that four out of five vets have seen an increase in pet obesity cases in the last two years.And pet owners in the West Midlands are said to be the worst offenders for giving their animals high calorie treats with 68 per cent regularly feeding them …

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Dog ban has Bay Area federal parkland users howling mad

March 29, 2015 Brian 0

Hillsborough Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier vowed Wednesday to unleash the forces of Washington against efforts to ban unleashed dogs from most of the Bay Area’s string of federal parkland. The decadelong dog fight is reaching a crescendo as the National Park Service moves to issue a draft rule in the summer based on a 1,504-page “dog management plan” that has canine fanciers howling. The plan …