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Almost one-third of pet food is mislabeled in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Animal Protection Office on Friday (Jan. 14) announced it had conducted a random inspection of 109 pet food products, finding 33 failed to meet regulations ...

Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

NEW YORK (AP) — Who will take your pet when you die? The question often doesn't have an easy answer, especially for ill or older people headed to residential nursing care or assisted...

Locals in southern Taiwan city rush to find lost cat for NT$500,000 reward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A neighborhood in Chiayi City on Wednesday (Dec. 29) was flooded with people scrambling to find a missing cat for a NT$500,000 (US$18,088) reward. A Chiayi resident sur...

Pet insurance can help keep costs for your furbaby in check

You might be thinking of adding a furry friend to the family during the holidays. And you’ll be in good company: 70% of U.S. households have a pet, according to the 2021-2022 American Pet Products Ass...

New outbreak prompts China to lock down university campus

BEIJING (AP) — China has confined nearly 1,500 university students to their dormitories and hotels following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the northeastern city of Dalian. The order wa...

New Taipei City installs Shiba Inu-styled dog waste bag dispensers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City has installed 20 “New Taipei Cute Shiba” styled dog waste bag dispensers and bins in 19 parks for dog owners to pick up and dispose of their pe...

Crews on lookout for pets in Florida condo building collapse

MIAMI (AP) — It was a small moment of hope amid all the pain and devastation: a cat on Saturday was seen wandering a lower floor of the remaining flank of a 12-story condominium complex that partly co...

Blue Cross launches brand-new LovePet Outpatient Insurance

Market-first flexible and cost-saving “Sharing Plan” covers up to 3 insured pets HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 April 2021 - For pet owners, pets are not just animals; they are the loving center...

Tiny possum creates chaos at Taiwan College Entrance Exam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A student who took the national college entrance exam in January was penalized Thursday (Feb. 18) for bringing her pet sugar glider to the exam venue and letting it loose....

Amazon Launches New Category for Pets in Singapore on Amazon.sg

More than half a million products now available on Amazon.sg's new Pet Supplies category, catering to dogs, cats, small animals, fish and aquatic pets, birds as well as reptiles and amphibians Shine...

Blue Cross' "360° Protection Series" Offers up to 50% Off

New Free COVID-19 Protection Provides Extra and Lengthened Coverage HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 11 June 2020 - In the face of the pandemic, Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance Limited ("Blue ...

Cats with no symptoms spread virus to other cats in lab test

Cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms, a lab experiment suggests. Scientists who led the work, reported on Wednesday, say it show...

Taipei deputy mayor wants pets quarantined with their owners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If a pet owner has to stay in quarantine due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the pet should also stay at home, Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) said...

Taipei MRT to allow medium and large dogs on board trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation announced Thursday (Jan. 2) that medium- and large-sized dogs will be allowed to enter Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) carriages on weekends ...

Taipei rolls out pet insurance program to promote owner accountability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei introduced an insurance program for the city’s adopted pets, the first of its kind on the island, on Tuesday (Oct. 1) in a bid to promote owner accountability...