Tag - pets



A staff member attends to a dog at a day care center for pets operated by Peace Winds Japan in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Apr 11, 2024
Nonprofit group provides vital pet care in quake-hit Ishikawa
Peace Winds Japan, based in Hiroshima, has been assisting with pet care in disaster-hit areas since the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
Of 26 fires attributed to pets activating gas or induction heating stove controls, 19 were caused by cats, the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) said.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 8, 2024
The cat did it: Warnings issued for pet-related household fires
Most of these incidents were caused by cats and dogs — and even a baby goat — triggering gas and induction heating stoves while their owners were away.
Dogs are long-lived enough to serve as better models for human aging than mice, but short-lived enough that aging treatments can be tested in just a few years.
Apr 5, 2024
Your dog will have an anti-aging drug before you do
Dogs are long-lived enough to serve as better models for human aging than mice, but short-lived enough that aging treatments can be tested in a few years.
A new brain wave study published Friday suggests that hearing the names of their favorite toys actually activates dogs' memories of those objects.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 23, 2024
'Good boy!' Dogs do understand us, says new study
A new study published suggests that hearing the names of their favorite toys actually activates dogs' memories of those objects.
A dog receives a vaccination shot for rabies in Tokyo in June 2020.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 3, 2024
Rabies vaccinations for pet dogs in Japan fall to 70%
Lack of recent cases infections and misinformation online regarding inoculations are responsible for the fall in vaccination rates.
Inspections by authorities found that puppies and kittens have been traded at younger ages than permitted by law, apparently because younger animals sell better.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 16, 2024
Birth date falsifications suspected for puppies auctioned in Japan
The Environment Ministry believes breeders altered dates of birth in order to put puppies and kittens up for auction even though they were too young.
Star Flyer began allowing owners to bring certain pets into cabins on some routes in 2022.
Feb 15, 2024
Haneda plane collision prompts discussion about pets on flights
Most domestic airlines ban the carrying of pets in airplane cabins, out of consideration for those with allergies.
Seibu Chuo park in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, near where several children were bitten by a dog on Wednesday
Feb 9, 2024
Dog that bit 12 people in Gunma Prefecture was not vaccinated for rabies
The pet owner has admitted that he failed to inoculate the 2-year-old Shikoku that went on a biting spree in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, on Wednesday.
Kotaro on Sunday, found more than a month after going missing following a New Year's Day earthquake in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
Feb 9, 2024
Missing cat reunited with owner over one month after Noto quake
"I thought I'd never see him again. I can't believe it," said Eriko Matsuda, the cat's owner.
Seibu Chuo park in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, near where children were bitten by a dog on Wednesday
Feb 8, 2024
12 bitten in dog attack in Gunma Prefecture, with five sent to hospital
The police have questioned the dog's owner, a 62-year-old man who lives in the city of Isesaki.
Ellie Harrell launched her dog seitai practice in late 2023 after seeing first hand how the therapy helped her own injured dog.
Jan 27, 2024
‘My job is to provide dogs with relief from even the smallest amount of pain’
Does your dog need a back adjustment? Ellie Harrell’s salon is waiting to provide treatment.
Tomoyoshi Taniguchi (left), Ryuko Neya (center) and Taiko Minami with pets at the Misogichiku Community Center in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture. Pet owners were told they could not enter the shelter room and had to stay in hallways and the entrance hall.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 4, 2024
In Ishikawa, shelter for people but not four-legged friends
One pet owner's experience in quake-hit Ishikawa highlights the many challenges facing such people in times of disaster, and is a recurring issue.
A passenger with a pet waits to board a Star Flyer flight at Kitakyushu Airport in December 2021.
Dec 10, 2023
Japan's Star Flyer airline to allow pets on all domestic flights from January
Passengers are permitted one pet per person, with each flight allowing up to two animals.
A tourist takes a photo with the statue of Hachiko in front of Shibuya Station in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Nov 5, 2023
Loyal dog Hachiko still loved 100 years after birth
The statue of Hachiko in front of the station is known as a meeting place and also a popular spot for foreign tourists.
Yoriyuki Okuda, a veterinarian who heads a nonprofit organization in Gifu Prefecture that provides pet "guardianship" services through a mutual aid group it launched in 2017, on July 19
JAPAN / Society
Sep 26, 2023
Boom in pet 'guardianship' amid rise in elderly and singles
A nonprofit organization in Gifu Prefecture has provided such services through a mutual aid group.
A 91-year-old driver was referred to prosecutors Friday for allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a small dog in Nagoya in July.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 23, 2023
91-year-old referred to prosecutors over hit-and-run of dog in Japan
It is unusual for a case to be filed for an accident involving a pet, though the man could have also potentially hit a 6-year-old girl walking the dog.
The XL bully dog is different than a normal pet. It is a symbol of fear, aggression and its muscular body and fierce countenance reflects this.
Sep 20, 2023
Some kinds of dogs shouldn’t be allowed as pets
The case is weaker for a ban on bully dogs in the U.S. because population density is much lower and Americans seem to have a higher risk tolerance.
Sydney Swail and Jolly, a young tabby cat, at an adoption event at Manhattan’s Animal Care Center in New York on Aug. 4
Aug 13, 2023
Too many cats, too few vets: New York city animal shelters are bursting
Because of overcrowding, dogs at the Manhattan shelter are being kept in makeshift kennels in offices and stacks of cat cages line the halls.
A Toyo Safety Industrial helmet with a built-in fan is showcased at Extreme Heat Countermeasures Exhibition in Tokyo in July.
Jul 31, 2023
Fan-cooled beds and baby carriers among new gadgets to beat heat
At Tokyo’s annual trade show last week the focus was on how to keep workers in high-temperature environments cool and reduce the risk of heatstroke.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 4, 2023
Japanese app aims to help detect pain in cats
Since its release last month, 'Cat Pain Detector' has racked up 43,000 users, mostly in Japan but also in Europe and South America.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan