Pet dogs were banned in Reykjavík, Iceland for sixty years. Even today, owning a pet dog there requires special permits, hence cats are the pet of choice. The dog ban was issued in 1924, at a time when the population of Iceland was overwhelmingly rural and Reykjavík was still a small, but rapidly growing fishing town. Reykjavík was facing an acute housing shortage at the time, and as people lived in overcrowded apartments the city authorities reasoned that banning dogs would make the situation somewhat more bearable.
Vegans in Australia almost killed their pet kitten when they tried to turn the poor feline into a vegan. The kitten was fed rice milk , pasta, potatoes which made it critically ill. However, it was fortunately brought into the vets where it recovered fully under a diet of meat and a drip.
Pets are not necessarily as happy as many pet owners would hope, that you may be doing your pet a favor by making them work for food, and that it is important to play with pets to avoid boredom.
93% of dog owners in the U.S. say their dog has made them a better person in at least one way, a study found.
President John Quincy Adams owned an alligator which he kept in the White House.
Some Saudi Arabian cities have banned walking your dog or cat because it enhances contact between men and women.
If you or your pet have accidentally consumed antifreeze, vodka can be used as an antidote.
A Chinese man bought and raised two puppies, cared for them despite their frequent killing and eating of chickens, and then discovered they were bears.
The Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.