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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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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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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 residents who quarantine upon returning from France warned not to walk their dogs for 14 days or face fines

UK residents who quarantine upon returning from France warned not to walk their dogs for 14 days or face fines

The UK government announced that those who are arriving in England from a number of countries including France and the Netherlands destinations from 4 am (GMT) Saturday 15 August will need to self-isolate for 2 weeks. France, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos Islands and Aruba removed from list of travel corridors for England following data showing a significant increase in COVID-19 risk, with passengers required to self-isolate when returning from these countries from 4am on Saturday 15 August….

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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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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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The top 10 pet friendly staycations in the UK

The top 10 pet friendly staycations in the UK

With lockdown gradually easing across the UK people are starting to think about planning a getaway within the UK, in other words, a staycation. With miles of long golden beaches, acres of rich woodland and cities bursting with culture and heritage, there really is something in the UK for everyone, for two legs and four legs. ‘The Guide to a Very British Staycation’ published by Ageas, listed ten of the most pet friendly staycation destinations in the UK . “While…

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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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