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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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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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Pet parents organizing a Noah’s Ark style flight for pets to come home during pandemic

Pet parents organizing a Noah’s Ark style flight for pets to come home during pandemic

A Noah’s Ark-style flight from Australia to the US is being organised by pet parents desperate to get their cats and dogs home during the Covid-19 pandemic. The cost of the Boeing 747 private charter could exceed USD 1 million (AUD 1.5 million) with pet owners and other passengers on the flight splitting the cost. Families, including Americans who were working in Australia but suddenly lost their jobs and visas when the crisis hit, were faced with the dilemma of…

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Dog food sales see spike in demand amid Covid-19 pandemic

Dog food sales see spike in demand amid Covid-19 pandemic

Dog food has seen a spike in demand in March as consumers stock up to make sure their dogs are well fed during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data from Research and Markets. Although, dogs aren’t eating more than usual, consumers are increasing the amount of dog food they buy to make sure that their pets are provided for. Another factor influencing the surge in demand for dog food, is the rising number of dog adoptions as people look for…

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Dogs are being trained to sniff coronavirus at UK airports

Dogs are being trained to sniff coronavirus at UK airports

Six dogs are being assessed and trained to detect Covid-19 in passengers at UK airports once the lockdown measures are relaxed. Charity Medical Detection Dogs hopes the dogs will play a vital role in preventing further spread of the pandemic in future.  The six dogs, Norman, Digby, Storm, Star, Jasper and Asher are ready to be assessed to work on a project to train dogs to detect the virus, and their noses could pick up its scent in as little as 6 to 8…

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UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks, have the rules changed for walking your dog?

UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks, have the rules changed for walking your dog?

The UK government announced yesterday that it would extend its current nationwide lockdown measures by at least another three weeks. In a statement Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is that relaxing any of the measures currently in place would risk damage to both public health and the economy. So have the rules changed from the previous Covid-19 lockdown measures? According to the UK government guidelines on social distancing it appears…

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French government allows people to go outside during lockdown to adopt a pet

French government allows people to go outside during lockdown to adopt a pet

France’s Interior Ministry announced that it decided to allow people to go outside to adopt a pet from animal shelters, despite the country’s strict home confinement measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision comes as the Society for the Protection of Animals alerted the French government to the risks linked to the saturation of its shelters. According to the Society, faced with the impossibility for adopters to come and collect their animals during the confinement period, the SPA shelters…

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