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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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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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The world’s most pet friendly airlines ranked

The world’s most pet friendly airlines ranked

Many of us would gladly give up our luggage and leg room for a cheaper airplane ticket. But there is one detail where no passenger is prepared to give up: the comfort of your pet. Australia insurance company Budget Direct checked out the pet-friendly policies of the top 50 airlines in the world (as voted for by customers). It rated them out of ten in categories such as cost-per-pet, cabin allowance, and openness to welcoming ‘unusual’ animals. Each airline ended…

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Vets call for urgent clarity on post-Brexit pet travel

Vets call for urgent clarity on post-Brexit pet travel

The UK’s largest membership body for the veterinary profession, the British Veterinary Association, is calling on the government to set out changes to pet travel rules as soon as possible to help vets manage demand from pet parents. Pet parents may have to consult their vet at least four months ahead of any planned trips to ensure that their cat, dog or ferret has had all the necessary vaccines, checks and documentation issued ahead of travel after the end of…

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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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Here are some useful apps for when you travel with your dog

Here are some useful apps for when you travel with your dog

As lockdown continues to ease across the USA more people are traveling within the states again and many of them will be bringing their dogs with them. While traveling with a dog is a bit different and sometimes more challenging (but worth it) than traveling on your own, there are some apps out there that can help make it easier. Travel news site Peter Greenberg Worldwide put together a small list of useful apps for when you travel with your…

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100 pets booked for a mission ‘impawssible’ flight from China to North America

100 pets booked for a mission ‘impawssible’ flight from China to North America

A plan to fly hundreds of dogs on a chartered plane, dubbed ‘Mission Impawssible’, aims to reunite families from the US and Canada with the dogs they had left in China during the coronavirus pandemic. The ‘mission’ started in May 2020 when Kyla Robertson was trying to find a way to bring her dog Sugar home, according to CNN. Ready to return to Vancouver after two years in China, Robertson and her husband ran into hurdle after hurdle trying to…

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New study finds better way to calculate your dog’s age

New study finds better way to calculate your dog’s age

According to the old myth, if you want to know how old your dog is in human years you multiply their age by seven. The myth has persisted for years without much evidence despite there being records of dogs who are 20 years of age and above (which would make them 140+ in human years!). But a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine throws that myth out the window. Instead, the researchers created…

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Maltese shih tzu explores Australia from the comfort of a biplane seat

Maltese shih tzu explores Australia from the comfort of a biplane seat

A 13-year-old Maltese shih tzu has explored Australia from the cockpit of a Tiger Moth biplane. The furry frequent flyer goes by the name of Bongo, and despite having four legs, he rarely touches the plane’s controls. Bongo’s human Ross Kilner has been flying with his best friend for 11 years, according to ABC News. The duo flies out of Robe Airport on South Australia’s Limestone Coast where Kilner has owned a hangar for 30 years. But it was not…

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The world’s oldest golden retriever just turned 20 years old

The world’s oldest golden retriever just turned 20 years old

A golden retriever named Augie recently turned 20 years old and in doing so set a new record, becoming the world’s oldest golden retriever. August, better known as Augie, celebrated her landmark birthday surrounded by her pet parents, her friends (including fellow golden retrievers) and of course, birthday cake! According to blog Golden Hearts, Augie was born on April 24, 2000. After being re-homed twice (due to no fault of her own), she eventually landed with her current pet parents…

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