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Covid-19 sniffer dogs arrive at Helsinki airport to sniff out infected passengers

Covid-19 sniffer dogs arrive at Helsinki airport to sniff out infected passengers

Covid-19 sniffer dogs have arrived at Helsinki Airport in Finland for a pilot project today that will see them attempt to sniff and identify infected passengers. Finnish airport operator Finavia said the dogs’ sensitive noses are expected to speed up the process of identifying those infected with Covid-19. The company said it is pleased with the city of Vantaa’s efforts to test new and efficient ways to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Airport Director Ulla Lettijeff from Finavia…

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Tips on how to bring dogs safely bring dogs back to work

Tips on how to bring dogs safely bring dogs back to work

As office workers across the UK gradually return to work, safety has become the biggest priority to ensure workers stay protected during the pandemic. Those who are planning to bring their dogs in the office, must also make sure they do so in a safe manner. Pet food brand Purina has put together tips on how to safely bring back man’s best friend to the office. -To minimize the chance of exposure, try to ensure that no one strokes or…

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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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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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Chilean police train dogs to sniff out Covid-19

Chilean police train dogs to sniff out Covid-19

Police in Chile are training dogs to detect people that may be infected with the novel coronavirus by sniffing their sweat. The dogs — three golden retrievers and a Labrador — are between the ages of four and five. Until now they have been used to sniff out illicit drugs, explosives and lost people, police say. The training program is a joint effort by Chile’s national police, the Carabineros, and specialists at the Universidad Catolica de Chile. It follows in…

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A Labrador is helping Colombians shop by making deliveries to their doorsteps

A Labrador is helping Colombians shop by making deliveries to their doorsteps

Eight-year-old chocolate Labrador Eros trots through the city of Medellin, Colombia several times a day with a straw basket in his jaws, taking vegetables, fruit and packaged foods to customers of the El Porvenir mini-market. The handsome pooch is paid with treats and massages of his furry head. Eros’ pet parent Maria Natividad Botero says he helps her and her family maintain social distancing while running El Porvernir. “And people love it when we send the dog,” Botero told the…

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UK government launches sniffer dog trial for Covid-19

UK government launches sniffer dog trial for Covid-19

Trials for specially-trained ‘Covid dogs’ that may be able to detect coronavirus in humans, even before symptoms appear, are set to begin as part of new research. The trials will establish whether they could be used as a potential new non-invasive, early warning measure to detect coronavirus in the future. World-leading researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will carry out the first phase of a trial in collaboration with the charity Medical Detection Dogs and…

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