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Pups have packed on a few pandemic pounds since first UK lockdown

Pups have packed on a few pandemic pounds since first UK lockdown

For many of us, the lockdown has meant that our active lifestyles have either slowed or come to a complete halt. With less commuting, the rise of working from home, increased cooking and baking as well as delivery food , the only exercise some of us get seems to be the walking back and forth to the fridge. As it turns out, the lockdown hasn’t only led to humans packing on the pounds as Fido has also gained some weight….

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Tips on helping your dog adjust when you go back to work

Tips on helping your dog adjust when you go back to work

As the UK lockdown continues to lift gradually and some return to work, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has issued advice to dog owners to help their beloved pets adjust to the change. The Covid-19 lockdown saw more people spend time at home and as a result they shared more time with their furry companions. But as restrictions continue to lift and normalcy returns, both humans and their dogs will have to learn to…

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Go on a virtual tour in Switzerland with this adorable dog

Go on a virtual tour in Switzerland with this adorable dog

A fluffy White Swiss Shepherd is giving online tours of some of Switzerland’s most breathtaking places via Instagram. Rasta, a White Swiss Shepherd is here to save the day as many of us are longing to travel but cannot due to lockdowns. Rasta and his mom, Sylvia Michel, are exploring Switzerland together and documenting their adventures to the country’s magnificent countryside including waterfalls, lakes and mountains. Over the years, Michel, a professional photographer, has been capturing Rasta and Switzerland’s breathtaking…

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Charity reminds public: Dogs are for life, not just for lockdown

Charity reminds public: Dogs are for life, not just for lockdown

UK animal welfare charity Dogs Trust is urging the public to remember that ‘dogs are for life, not just for lockdown’. It comes as interest for adopting dogs is on the rise in many part of the world due to coronavirus lockdowns. In the month after the UK’s nationwide lockdown was introduced on 23 March, Google searches for “buy a puppy” increased by 120%, according to Dogs Trust. However, the charity is concerned there may be a spike in people…

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UK: Which online pet shops are still delivering food and essentials?

UK: Which online pet shops are still delivering food and essentials?

During the UK lockdown, the government deemed pet stores as essential retail stores which means they are still open. So while you can still drive to the shops to grab essentials, online shopping is an option if you are unable to make it to the shops. The Independent put together a list of pet shops that are still delivering during the lockdown. Pets at Home. NHS workers receive a 10% discount. Online orders are expected to experience delays. The shops…

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