Telling your dog ‘I love you’ sends their heart rate soaring

Telling your dog ‘I love you’ sends their heart rate soaring

Dogs have many ways to show us that they are excited, whether it’s with a tail wag, spinning around in circles or cuddling, but new research shows that three simple words sends their excitement levels through the roof. Telling your dog ‘I love you’ sends a dog’s heart rate soaring by 46.2% according to new research from dog friendly accommodation site Canine Cottages.  Canine Cottages equipped dogs with heart rate monitors and set up a series of scenarios to measure…

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7 socially distanced activities to do with your pet this fall

7 socially distanced activities to do with your pet this fall

Fall (or autumn as they say in the UK) is just around the corner, and while the leaves will still fall as they always do, this year the season will be different due to the pandemic. This means activities you might normally enjoy, such as large meet-ups and dog walks with fellow pet parents, may be restricted or altogether canceled. But that only means you will have to get a little creative when it comes to having fun this fall….

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More families are traveling with their pets this autumn

More families are traveling with their pets this autumn

Pets are part of the family and this autumn more pets will get to join in on the family fun. The pandemic has changed the way people travel, with more families opting to go on staycations. This means that family vacations are going to get a lot furrier this year. Data from travel site Vrbo showed an increase of over 50% in families traveling with pets this autumn in the US. The data was based on an analysis of Vrbo…

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America’s best dog friendly historical walking tours

America’s best dog friendly historical walking tours

Road trips with man’s best friend are an exciting way to go and explore somewhere new amid this pandemic and staycations look to be popular than ever, especially with a four-legged friend. One exciting staycation idea is the historical walking tour. Historical walking tours allow travelers to learn about a place and understand its unique history and culture, and many of them allow dogs to join in on the fun! Many famous American cities and towns offer fun and engaging…

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Maryland’s SPCA Festival for Animals goes virtual to support pets in need of homes

Maryland’s SPCA Festival for Animals goes virtual to support pets in need of homes

Maryland’s Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ ‘Festival for the Animals’ kicks off tomorrow virtually. From September 9 to September 26, pet parents are encouraged to grab their pet for a ‘classic walkathon’ and help the SPCA unlock $65,000 in donations. Due to the pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual. “Take 3,000 steps a day—representing every pet adopted annually—by walking, running, or playing with your furry friend,” the Maryland SPCA states. “Every mile we complete together will unlock…

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Dogs come out to play at Dogstival 2020

Dogs come out to play at Dogstival 2020

Dogs and dog lovers came out to play at the New Forest, UK over the sunny weekend for the second annual ‘Dogstival’ weekend. The event took place from 5-6 September at Burley Park in the New Forest and saw thousands of dog lovers and dogs attend the festival. This year’s Dogstival was originally set to take place in May 2020, similar to last year’s but the coronavirus pandemic saw the date pushed back until this month. While Burley Park was…

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Tiny dog travels 10,000 miles to rejoin owners after being left behind due to Covid-19

Tiny dog travels 10,000 miles to rejoin owners after being left behind due to Covid-19

They say dogs eventually find their way home, but sometimes they have to fly over 10,000 miles on an epic journey across the different countries to get there. The dog, a tiny dachshund named Pipsqueak, embarked on a journey of more than 10,000 miles to make it home, according to CNN.  Pip was stranded in South Carolina at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic after her owners were forced to abandon their global sailing adventure and take a flight home…

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UK dog owners warned to keep dogs away from Essex river after Basildon fire pollutes water

UK dog owners warned to keep dogs away from Essex river after Basildon fire pollutes water

Some dogs love to jump in the river and go for a swim, particularly on hot days. But dog owners are being advised not to go near the River Crouch in Basildon, UK after the water was polluted following a fire at Christopher Martin Road over the weekend. Basildon Council warned dog owners that they should not allow their dogs to swim in the river and to keep dogs on a leash if they are near the river. A cordon…

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Pet birds now permitted on Taipei buses and metro

Pet birds now permitted on Taipei buses and metro

Passengers in Taiwan with pet birds are now allowed to travel aboard Taipei public buses and Mass Rapid Transit trains. Guidelines from Taiwan’s Public Transportation Office state passengers are limited to one bird. They must be kept in a travel cage measuring no more than 55 cm long, 45 cm wide, and 40 cm high. The Public Transportation Office added that domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, quails, and ostriches are still banned from public transport systems due…

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Hero military dog to receive medal for saving the lives of British soldiers

Hero military dog to receive medal for saving the lives of British soldiers

A retired British military dog who stormed through enemy gunfire to save the lives of British Forces is set to receive the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal for valour, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. During a dangerous operation in 2019 fighting against Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, Kuno, the heroic three-year-old Belgian Shepherd Malinois, and his handler were deployed in support of specialist UK and host nation forces on a compound raid against enemy forces when they came under attack. The…

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