Inundated with requests and rising costs, Ms Doelle has asked the government to fund her initiative, but says she has been forced to turn away some animals. Official figures show that the cost of pet products in Australia jumped by almost 12% in the year to the end of June. That’s double the rise shoppers are seeing in prices for their own food and drinks. And the BVA’s Dr Shotton added that healthy Pets News “already have lovely coats which look great and keep them the perfect temperature” and so “they really don’t need to be dressed up in costumes”.
- Not only do children who grow up with pets have less risk of allergies and asthma, many also learn responsibility, compassion, and empathy from having a dog or cat.
- Even if you love animals, it’s important to understand everything that caring for a pet entails.
- Pets gradually became defined as