Ben & Jerry’s debuts new dog-friendly ice cream

Ben & Jerry’s debuts new dog-friendly ice cream

These days we could all use a little dessert, including our four-legged best friends. Luckily, American ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s is introducing a line of frozen dog treats, marking its debut into the lucrative pet food market, reports The Associated Press. Doggie Desserts, sold in 4-ounce cups, go on sale in US groceries and pet stores later this month. The treats come in two flavors: pumpkin with cookies and peanut butter with pretzels. Both are made with a…

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Dog walking during lockdown: What are the rules?

Dog walking during lockdown: What are the rules?

In the UK, we are currently in the midst of a third national lockdown but it feels like many of us are in an endless lockdown. For those of us with dogs, we have been fortunate enough to be able to take them outside for long walks and fresh air throughout the last couple of lockdowns. The latest lockdown is one of the toughest yet as cases continue to rise even with a vaccine on the horizon. Those who have…

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Delta and United join American and Alaska Airlines in banning emotional support animals on planes

Delta and United join American and Alaska Airlines in banning emotional support animals on planes

Two major US airlines have announced that they will no longer accept emotional support animals on their planes. This week Delta and United Airlines said they are making changes to its rules regarding emotional support animals. It follows the US Department of Transportation’s announcement that emotional support animals will no longer be considered service animals on flights. Delta will no longer accept emotional support animal bookings on any Delta flight with the date of effect from January 11 2021. “We…

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American Airlines becomes the second major airline to prohibit emotional support animals on flights

American Airlines becomes the second major airline to prohibit emotional support animals on flights

American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, announced that it will no longer permit emotional support animals on their flights. It comes after the US Department of Transportation enacted a new rule that emotional support animals will no longer be considered service animals on flights. Following the announcement from the DOT, major US airline Alaska Airlines said it would no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights with effective from January 11, 2021. American Airlines said the forthcoming…

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Dog-friendly weddings and doggie detoxes among top dog travel trends in 2021

Dog-friendly weddings and doggie detoxes among top dog travel trends in 2021

When it comes to traveling with your dog, the world is set to get even more dog friendly this year. Dog-friendly weddings, doggie detoxes and puppy getaways are among the top dog travel trends in 2021, according to Country Living UK. Data from dog-friendly travel company, PetsPyjamas showed that there has been an 80% increase in pup-friendly bookings for next year already, with more owners wanting to include their four-legged in future travel plans. “With dogs having proved themselves to…

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Alaska Airlines will no longer allow emotional support dogs on flights

Alaska Airlines will no longer allow emotional support dogs on flights

This year will see big changes to the way pets travel with their humans. One of the biggest changes was the announcement last month that the US Department of Transportation will no longer consider emotional support animals as service animals on flights. Following these changes, Alaska Airlines announced that it will no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights. Effective January 11, 2021, Alaska Airlines, the fifth-largest US airline based on passenger traffic, will only transport service dogs, which are specially…

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Dogs at a UK animal rescue get their own dog friendly festive sleepover screening

Dogs at a UK animal rescue get their own dog friendly festive sleepover screening

Now for some paws-itive news. The four-legged residents at Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home in the UK were treated to a cinema sleepover, courtesy of Silentnight Pet Beds, to celebrate the expert sleep brand and charity partnering throughout 2021. According to Manchester Evening News, the resident pooches, including Betty and Poppy the Pomeranians, Alania the dachshund, Babs the greyhound, Rocky the beagle, Sammy the Labrador and Olive the whippet, snuggled up for their Silentnight Pet Beds-backed sleepover, where they enjoyed…

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The top UK dog friendly National Trust winter walks

The top UK dog friendly National Trust winter walks

One of the few activities that those of us in the UK have been able to enjoy all year is a good old fashioned dog walk. Even during lockdown, many pet owners and dog walkers have taken their dogs for walks and for fresh air. Now that the winter season is upon us, pet owners who are fortunate enough to live near some of these beautiful sites can take their dogs on some of the most stunning walks this winter….

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Here are the new rules for taking your pet from Great Britain to the EU in 2021

Here are the new rules for taking your pet from Great Britain to the EU in 2021

These days it seems like we are all in need of a long vacation, including our four-legged friends. With the arrival of a few vaccines, it feels like next year could finally see travel open up again across UK and Europe and perhaps a long-awaited vacation to Europe with our furry friends. However, for those pet owners who live in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales, including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man), traveling to the EU will be…

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UK dog parents set to spend £125 million on gifts this Christmas, will cook them Christmas dinner

UK dog parents set to spend £125 million on gifts this Christmas, will cook them Christmas dinner

Dog owners across the UK are set to spend more than £125 million on Christmas gifts and treats for their dogs this year, according to a study by American Express Shop Small. The £125 million comes out to about £21 per pooch, the study showed. According to the survey, the majority, or 82%, of dog parents say their pet “kept them going” during coronavirus lockdowns this year with a further 72% stating that they wouldn’t have gotten through the last…

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