Recently I blogged about how some humane societies have changed their minds about giving pets as gifts during the holidays. This article gives some additional musings about why gifting a pet around the holidays is not a good idea. I agree, unfortunately I live in an area where animals are still auctioned off. Doesn’t instill the view of a pet as a living, feeling creature in my view.
Lost pet return estimates on a national level have been put at less than 10% . This article on pet detectives says that sources cited in the article put lost cat returns at 2-4%. Is this not a good motivator for keeping pets indoors and making sure they wear ID tags and are microchipped? I think so.
Fleas Navidog? This article talks about pet owner spending.