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Blind golden retriever has his own guide ‘puppy’ to help him

Blind golden retriever has his own guide ‘puppy’ to help him

Guide dogs have the important task of helping blind humans get around, but what if a blind dog needs help getting their way around? That’s where a guide puppy comes in. A 10-year old golden retriever named Tao lost both of his eyes due to glaucoma and has been given his own guide dog puppy, Oko, to help him navigate through life. According to The Independent, Oko the guide puppy, who is also a golden retriever, keeps Tao company when…

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Stray dog kept visiting dealership in Brazil, then gets hired

Stray dog kept visiting dealership in Brazil, then gets hired

Sometimes it takes a little patience to get the job you want. In this case, a stray dog who kept visiting a dealership in Brazil was adopted and then given a job as a ‘consultant’. The dog, named Tucson Prime after one of Hyundai’s car models, is now a worldwide social media star with over 150,000 followers and growing on Instagram. Tucson was first found by Emerson Mariano, the manager of the dealership located in Serra. According to The Gazette,…

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Dogs can sniff out Covid-19 infections in patients, study finds

Dogs can sniff out Covid-19 infections in patients, study finds

Man’s best friend could be the key to helping save lives during the pandemic. A new study by University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover found that dogs with several days of training are capable of identifying people infected with Covid-19. Eight detection dogs were trained for one week to detect saliva or tracheobronchial secretions of SARS-CoV-2 infected patients in a randomized, double-blinded and controlled study. The pilot project showed that the dogs accurately identify the virus with a 94% success rate….

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Brits encouraged to have a staycation in the UK

Brits encouraged to have a staycation in the UK

Pet travel site PetsPyjamas launched a campaign encouraging pet parents in the UK to take a holiday with their pets within the country. The campaign, ‘We’re Barking Britain’, aims to help the UK’s pandemic-struck hospitality sector. According to PetsPyjamas, if just 10% of the nation’s 9.9 million dog owners were to take a holiday in the UK in 2020, it could generate more than ¬£2 billion for the country’s hospitality industry. The travel site’s ‘We’re Barking Britain’ campaign features travel…

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Humans make mini double-decker bus so bulldog with arthritis can go downstairs

Humans make mini double-decker bus so bulldog with arthritis can go downstairs

Seeing a dog on a bus is usually enough to put a smile on people’s faces but to see a much loved bulldog with mobility issues riding in his own little electric bus? That is beyond adorable. A new video is making the rounds showing a cute bulldog with arthritis using a stairlift constructed to look like a double decker bus. The bulldog’s humans made the electric bus so that he can climb down the stairs pain-free. The video, shared…

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Private ‘pet jet’ to take animals across India

Private ‘pet jet’ to take animals across India

A private chartered ‘pet jet’ is all set to fly six pets from Delhi to Mumbai in mid-June. According to the Mumbai Mirror, India’s nationwide lockdown left various people across stranded in different parts of the country due to travel restrictions related to the pandemic. Several pets were also left stranded away from their pet parents as several of them had to rush to their home cities and leave their pets behind. However, thanks to entrepreneur and cyber security researcher…

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Dog friendly hotel site reports 41% surge in bookings as UK lockdown eases

Dog friendly hotel site reports 41% surge in bookings as UK lockdown eases

UK-based dog friendly booking site PetsPyjamas has reported a 41% spike in forward bookings in the UK in May 2020 compared to April 2020 as pet parents look to go on holiday amid the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Most of the bookings are for holidays planned for later in the year or early 2021. In addition to the 41% increase in forward bookings, PetsPyjamas has also seen a 30% rise in traffic to its website this month. PetsPyjamas co-founder and…

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A robot buddy for your pet: Trying out the VARRAM pet fitness robot

A robot buddy for your pet: Trying out the VARRAM pet fitness robot

A new kind of companion for busy pet parents who worry about leaving their pets at home alone over long periods of time, VARRAM¬†has launched the VARRAM Pet Fitness Robot, an industry-leading, artificial intelligence-powered, five-sense-stimulating pet companion. The company’s innovative robot was designed to appeal to pets, but it is not your average pet toy. The pet fitness robot’s advanced technology allows pet owners to remotely track and monitor their pet’s activity, decide when their pets are active, set the…

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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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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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