Pet News Roundup: June 6, 2019

Pet News Roundup: June 6, 2019

by Scritch

Take a look at the latest dog and cat news for this week, including hot topics, pet food recalls, and fun reads.

Is Your Cat Left-Handed? Here's How to Tell. - Scientists have found links between gender and a cat’s preferred paw.

Cat from Pet Sematary Dies Mysteriously Just Weeks After Film's Release - Leo the cat, who played Church in this year’s Pet Sematary remake, died mysteriously, his trainer Kirk Jarrett announced on Thursday.

Utah officer rescues dog being attacked by raccoon in pond - Weber State Police are applauding the efforts of one of their own for answering an unusual call to service.

Officials rescue 136 dogs from multimillion-dollar California home - More than 100 dogs were rescued this week from a fetid, multimillion-dollar home within a California gated community.

Study Shows Children Who Are Raised with a Dog Have Lower Blood Pressure - A new Israeli study has discovered that the blood pressure of children who were raised with a dog in the house were lower than children who were raised without one.

Dog Bite Claims Decreased in 2018 - In 2018, State Farm paid $123 million dollars for 3,280 dog bite and injury claims. This is a decrease of 9% compared to the number of dog bite claims in 2017 and a decrease of 7% in the amount paid.

Cat declawing would be outlawed under first ever NYS legislative ban - State legislators passed a bill Tuesday that would make New York the first state in the nation to ban the declawing of cats.

A 9-Year-Old is Raising Thousands of Dollars to Outfit Police Dogs with Bulletproof Vests - Through his GoFundMe page, Brady Snakovsky has managed to collect funds for 85 vests (and counting!) for active-duty dogs.

In case you missed last week's news, check it out here.