There were several reasons cited by Gen Z and Millennials who had given up their pet, including a change in living arrangements and financials obstacles, and changes in working arrangements was also high on the list. The research also showed that 40% of owners don’t have pet-friendly offices and an additional 11% unsure.
John Helps BVetMed CertSAM MRCVS, Chair of NOAH’s Companion Animal Sub-Committee and Senior Technical Manager Companion Animals, MSD Animal Health, describes how loving our pets sometimes means making the hardest decision.
Because our pets can’t talk it is our job to know what is normal for them, so we can spot when there is a change – which could mean pain or discomfort.
Ninety four per cent of dog owners and 84% of cat owners said their pets had been vaccinated, according to a recent NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) survey.
Emily Wardle (spottydog communications) has been a pet owner for 18 years and currently has a horse and two dogs. Over the years she’s had gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, ponies, cats, hamsters and fish.