Tampa, Austin and Las Vegas rank as America’s most pet friendly cities

Tampa, Austin and Las Vegas rank as America’s most pet friendly cities

Having a beloved furry friend is a great stress reliever, especially during these times of social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. For those with a furry companion, living in a pet friendly city is a welcome bonus and pet parents who live in Tampa, Florida will be pleased to know they live in the most pet friendly city in the US, according to a new study from personal finance website WalletHub. The study compared the pet-friendliness of the 100…

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Want to go on a road trip with your dog? Check out these spots near English highway routes

Want to go on a road trip with your dog? Check out these spots near English highway routes

Drivers in England planning a post lockdown trip with their dogs are being urged to take a break and enjoy one of the many outstanding walks that can be found just off England’s motorways and major A roads this summer. After the restrictions of the last few months it’s completely understandable that humans want to get back out and many will be including their dogs in the fun. To make sure drivers and their pooches stay happy and safe on…

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Excessive exercise responsible for majority of heatstroke cases in dogs, study finds

Excessive exercise responsible for majority of heatstroke cases in dogs, study finds

The most common cause of potentially-fatal heatstroke in dogs is being exercised by their owners, a study has found. A team at Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College found that exertion or exercise – which could include dogs walking, playing or running with their owners – was responsible for three quarters, or 74%, of heat stroke cases. Many of these cases were in the summer months. Hot weather alone was responsible for 13% of cases, while traveling or…

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Coronavirus-sniffing dogs dispatched at Dubai Airport

Coronavirus-sniffing dogs dispatched at Dubai Airport

Dubai International Airport this week started using police dogs for on-airport rapid Covid-19 testing, which reportedly can produce results in minutes with 92%, reports SFGate. Typically in the United Arab Emirates, all arriving passengers must submit to Covid-19 testing prior to their trips and show negative results to be admitted into the country. Earlier reports of using dogs to sniff out the coronavirus proved that the concept could work in test environments. Recently, a study showed that dogs accurately identify…

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11 of the best pet friendly seaside hotels in the UK: Dog Furiendly

11 of the best pet friendly seaside hotels in the UK: Dog Furiendly

There’s nothing quite like some vitamin ‘sea’ to help you and your dog refresh amid this pandemic. Especially long sunny walks, playing frisbee, launching tennis balls and even jumping in for a swim. For those living in the UK, there is plenty of beautiful coastline to enjoy with man’s best friend and best of all there are many luxurious dog friendly hotels to stay in. Dog adventure directory Dog Furiendly put together a list of 11 dog friendly hotels by…

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Dogs can sniff out Covid-19 infections in patients, study finds

Dogs can sniff out Covid-19 infections in patients, study finds

Man’s best friend could be the key to helping save lives during the pandemic. A new study by University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover found that dogs with several days of training are capable of identifying people infected with Covid-19. Eight detection dogs were trained for one week to detect saliva or tracheobronchial secretions of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in a randomized, double-blinded and controlled study. The pilot project showed that the dogs accurately identify the virus with a 94% success rate….

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Dogs Trust warns tens of thousands of dogs could be at risk of abandonment due to pandemic

Dogs Trust warns tens of thousands of dogs could be at risk of abandonment due to pandemic

UK dog charity Dogs Trust is predicting tens of thousands of stray or abandoned dogs could need help as a result of the pandemic, and warned it is already starting to see the impact of the Coronavirus crisis for many dogs. Demand for puppies has soared during lockdown, with Google searches for ‘buy a puppy’ increasing by 166% since lockdown was announced on 23 March, according to data from Propellernet. But as the UK braces itself for the full economic impact…

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Dogstival to go ahead in September at Burley Park, New Forest

Dogstival to go ahead in September at Burley Park, New Forest

Dogstival, the UK’s festival for dogs and dog lovers, is set to go ahead at a new venue of Burley Park, New Forest, UK on the 5th and 6th of September. The festival was supposed to take place earlier in the year at Pylewell Park but was postponed due to the pandemic. The venue change to the Burley Park was due to the lack of availability of last year’s venue Pylewell Park. Dogstival had its debut last year and saw…

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UK: New pet taxi service launched in Norwich

UK: New pet taxi service launched in Norwich

A new pet taxi service has been launched in the UK to help pet parents with no transport get around the city of Norwich, reports Norwich Evening News. The idea for the pet taxi service came from Tracey Eaton who runs Maccy G Pets, a dog walking and pet sitting service which covers Norwich and nearby surrounding villages. While Eaton’s first year running Maccy G Pets proved to be a success, the pandemic saw her lose months of bookings and…

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Brits encouraged to have a staycation in the UK

Brits encouraged to have a staycation in the UK

Pet travel site PetsPyjamas launched a campaign encouraging pet parents in the UK to take a holiday with their pets within the country. The campaign, ‘We’re Barking Britain’, aims to help the UK’s pandemic-struck hospitality sector. According to PetsPyjamas, if just 10% of the nation’s 9.9 million dog owners were to take a holiday in the UK in 2020, it could generate more than £2 billion for the country’s hospitality industry. The travel site’s ‘We’re Barking Britain’ campaign features travel…

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