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Pet taxi service launches in Turkey

Pet taxi service launches in Turkey

A new pet taxi service has launched in Istanbul, Turkey for those pet parents who find it difficult to travel about in town their four-legged friends, reports The Daily Sabah. While dogs are allowed in certain forms of public transportation in Istanbul, such as the metro, there are strict rules that mean that not every pet is allowed to ride. For example, Metro Istanbul states that dogs and certain other pets must be carried in a cage and that it…

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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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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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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 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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