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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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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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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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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 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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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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Beloved dog tourism ambassador passes away in Japan

Beloved dog tourism ambassador passes away in Japan

A popular Akita dog known as Wasao, who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, passed away at age 13. The big white furry canine with a squinty-eyed face passed away on Monday according to Kyodo News. He had been widely referred to as “busa kawaii,” a nickname combining two Japanese words — “busaiku,” meaning ugly and “kawaii,” cute. Wasao served as a tourism stationmaster. According to The Japan News, Wasao was found on the Aomori Prefecture by Setsuko Kikuya…

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