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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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UK pet owners will face new restrictions on EU travel after Brexit, minister warns

UK pet owners will face new restrictions on EU travel after Brexit, minister warns

A UK minister has warned that pet parents who want to take their animal companions with them on holiday to Europe will face new restrictions from January 1, 2021. In a show on BBC, Environment Secretary George Eustice said pet parents will no longer be able to use their current EU pet passports once the current Brexit transition period finishes at the end of the year. Eustice said he expects pets would have to get a certificate from a vet…

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New private jet rental guide aims to help you fly alongside your pet

New private jet rental guide aims to help you fly alongside your pet

The pandemic has left many humans and their pets stranded away from home. Airlines have tightened restrictions and many of them refused to allow pets on their flights. As a result, this year has seen several ‘Noah’s Ark’ private planes filled with furry friends heading back home. The cost of these private planes is usually shared amongst other people who are also stranded and were refused commercial airline travel with their pets. Now a new guide on how to hire…

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Dog parents can now take part in a ‘Great Doggy Bake Off’ during lockdown

Dog parents can now take part in a ‘Great Doggy Bake Off’ during lockdown

Lockdown just got a lot more exciting as dogs and their parents can now team up to bake some delicious pup treats and take part in a ‘Great Doggy Bake Off’. Just like the popular British television series, ‘The Great British Bake Off’, this Bake Off will see humans, and their dogs, take up various challenges and compete in the kitchen. The winner will be crowned ‘Star Barker’. Launched by dog friendly travel platform Dog Furiendly in collaboration with Doggy…

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Kids ask their parents for a pet an average of 11 times per day

Kids ask their parents for a pet an average of 11 times per day

Many of us can remember begging our parents for a pet when we were children. It may have seemed like we asked them for a puppy or a kitten all the time. Now, new research shows that kids do indeed ask their parents for a pet quite often. In fact, they ask them for pet on average of 11 times per month. Research conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Spin Master surveyed 2,000 parents of school-age children in the US…

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Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

As cities across Australia start to open back up and employees return to work, many believe that now is the time for the workplace to become more pet friendly. For those dogs who have spent much of the lockdown with their pet parents, joining them in the workplace could be beneficial for them as well as for the workers in the office. The majority of Aussies (3 in 5) believe pets make the workplace better, according to research by PureProfile…

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Having a pet helps with social development in teenagers, study finds

Having a pet helps with social development in teenagers, study finds

Pets are known for their loving companionship and have many other wonderful benefits but a new study shows that they also help with social development for adolescents. The study, published in the Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, analyzed a sample of 700 middle school students aged 11–16 in the greater Boston area, in Massachusetts, US. Adolescents who have dogs were more likely to check social media more frequently, give and receive online social support, and feel less social isolation….

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5 tips to keep your pet safe this Halloween

5 tips to keep your pet safe this Halloween

It’s officially October now which means Halloween is just around the corner. For many, it’s the most fun holiday of the year. Many pet parents even dress up their dogs in fancy or scary Halloween costumes. While Halloween is supposed to be a bit “scary” (but fun), dogs and cats can experience this holiday a lot differently than us humans. The candy, trick-or-treaters and costumes can create frightening and even dangerous situations for our furry four-legged friends. Now, Purina experts…

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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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