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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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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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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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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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Here’s how to make dog friendly watermelon ice cream with just 2 ingredients

Here’s how to make dog friendly watermelon ice cream with just 2 ingredients

As summer continues to heat up, what better way to cool off your dog than with ice cream? It’s delicious and is sure to get their tail wagging. A tasty ice cream treat is a fun way to have your dog celebrate the summer festivities with you and more importantly, it puts a smile on their faces. While store-bought doggie ice creams are cool (pun intended), making your own ice cream and then watching your dog enjoy your creation is…

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Tips for keeping your pet safe during fireworks celebrations: Human Society

Tips for keeping your pet safe during fireworks celebrations: Human Society

With the 4th of July around the corner, Americans are getting ready to once again enjoy the booms and flashing lights of fireworks. But did you know that fireworks can be scary for pets and can even be overwhelming and dangerous? On Fourth of July celebrations, many pets become so frightened by the noise and commotion of fireworks that they run from otherwise familiar environments and people, and sadly become lost. Humane Society has provided tips on keeping your pet…

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How to keep your dog safe in the garden and away from toxic plants: Dogs Trust

How to keep your dog safe in the garden and away from toxic plants: Dogs Trust

As the UK’s summer continues to heat up and we spend more time at home with our four-legged pals, charity Dogs Trust revealed tips on how to make sure your garden is dog-friendly. According to the charity, all plants could cause your dog issues if they eat a lot, so they advise to always keep an eye on your dog in the garden. With a bit of training, a dog can make a wonderful gardening companion! Toxic Plants If your…

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Sightseeing at night and day in Bath, UK

Sightseeing at night and day in Bath, UK

Bath is not only something you do to relax from a long day, but it is also one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Named after its Roman-built baths, Bath attracts tourists from all over the world with its magnificent architecture, vibrant atmosphere, and rich history. Did you know that Bath is also the only city in the UK to achieve World Heritage status? Among some of the must see sights are the Putney Bridge, the Bath Abbey…

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Tips on helping your dog adjust when you go back to work

Tips on helping your dog adjust when you go back to work

As the UK lockdown continues to lift gradually and some return to work, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has issued advice to dog owners to help their beloved pets adjust to the change. The Covid-19 lockdown saw more people spend time at home and as a result they shared more time with their furry companions. But as restrictions continue to lift and normalcy returns, both humans and their dogs will have to learn to…

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