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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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Kennel Club warns of leaving your dog in a hot car

Kennel Club warns of leaving your dog in a hot car

As the UK continues to ease its lockdown, more people are finding themselves on the road during the hot weather, with some taking their four-legged pals along for the ride. Now, UK-based Kennel Club has urged pet parents to be extra vigilant about not leaving their dog in the car, especially as the weather reaches blazing temperatures. Some businesses that were pet friendly before the lockdown, such as garden centers, may not be pet friendly anymore due to Covid-19, so…

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Prized French sniffer dog arrives in the UK for coronavirus sniffing trials

Prized French sniffer dog arrives in the UK for coronavirus sniffing trials

A Belgian shepherd from France trained in detecting molecules arrived in London today to conduct tests on whether she can smell the coronavirus, reports The Telegraph. Lauded as one of France’s most highly prized sniffer dogs, Ila, a six-year old Belgian shepherd dog, will go through trials in London to see if she can sniff out the coronavirus. Ila’s pet parent and trainer Sidi Drici, says he is confident that the sniffer dog’s “unique molecular” technique could help “save the planet”. la…

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Dog working from home during crisis? There’s an Instagram account for that!

Dog working from home during crisis? There’s an Instagram account for that!

Instagram account @DogsWorkingFromHome made its first post during the onset of the coronavirus crisis, and already has hundreds of submissions, according to The Guardian. The coronavirus outbreak has meant that many countries across the world are having their employees work from home to slow the spread of the disease. This means colleagues can out each other’s pets during video conferences. Mark Polchleb, a brand manager from Melbourne, thought this pet video conferencing experience deserved its own home online.  “I just…

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