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Pets seen as top source of companionship amid pandemic, but many pet owners faced financial challenges

Pets seen as top source of companionship amid pandemic, but many pet owners faced financial challenges

The majority of pet parents in the US say their furry friends have been a top source of companionship this year amid the pandemic, with 58% of new pet owners citing companionship as the main reason for getting a new pet, according to a new report from Mars Petcare. The report, ‘Pets in a Pandemic’, identifies how pet ownership has evolved with the pandemic and highlights the benefits and challenges to pet parents in 2020, including some of the financial…

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England begins second lockdown, here are the rules for walking dogs

England begins second lockdown, here are the rules for walking dogs

England entered its second lockdown today in an aim to slow down rising Covid-19 cases across the UK. The lockdown includes new restrictions that extend until 2 December 2020 when the lockdown is lifted. But until then the UK government says you must: Stay at home, except for specific purposes Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes Close certain businesses and venues But what does this mean for those of us with dogs? According to…

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UK: Police say you are not allowed to drive anywhere to walk your dog

UK: Police say you are not allowed to drive anywhere to walk your dog

In the midst of the coronavirus lockdown, police in the UK have warned people not to get in their cars to drive to a location to walk their dogs or exercise. The UK announced a nationwide lockdown on Monday to fight the spread of the coronavirus. It said that people were allowed to leave their houses for for only a few necessary reasons including one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or…

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