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Covid-19 sniffer dogs arrive at Helsinki airport to sniff out infected passengers

Covid-19 sniffer dogs arrive at Helsinki airport to sniff out infected passengers

Covid-19 sniffer dogs have arrived at Helsinki Airport in Finland for a pilot project today that will see them attempt to sniff and identify infected passengers. Finnish airport operator Finavia said the dogs’ sensitive noses are expected to speed up the process of identifying those infected with Covid-19. The company said it is pleased with the city of Vantaa’s efforts to test new and efficient ways to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Airport Director Ulla Lettijeff from Finavia…

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Tips on how to bring dogs safely bring dogs back to work

Tips on how to bring dogs safely bring dogs back to work

As office workers across the UK gradually return to work, safety has become the biggest priority to ensure workers stay protected during the pandemic. Those who are planning to bring their dogs in the office, must also make sure they do so in a safe manner. Pet food brand Purina has put together tips on how to safely bring back man’s best friend to the office. -To minimize the chance of exposure, try to ensure that no one strokes or…

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7 socially distanced activities to do with your pet this fall

7 socially distanced activities to do with your pet this fall

Fall (or autumn as they say in the UK) is just around the corner, and while the leaves will still fall as they always do, this year the season will be different due to the pandemic. This means activities you might normally enjoy, such as large meet-ups and dog walks with fellow pet parents, may be restricted or altogether canceled. But that only means you will have to get a little creative when it comes to having fun this fall….

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America’s best dog friendly historical walking tours

America’s best dog friendly historical walking tours

Road trips with man’s best friend are an exciting way to go and explore somewhere new amid this pandemic and staycations look to be popular than ever, especially with a four-legged friend. One exciting staycation idea is the historical walking tour. Historical walking tours allow travelers to learn about a place and understand its unique history and culture, and many of them allow dogs to join in on the fun! Many famous American cities and towns offer fun and engaging…

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The 10 best cars for dog lovers: Autotrader

The 10 best cars for dog lovers: Autotrader

With the current pandemic, many people are opting to forego plane tickets and instead opt for adventurous road trips with their furry companions. But it’s important to know that not every vehicle is designed around your dog’s needs. Autotrader USA has made a list of the ten best cars for dog lovers with the idea of making the in-car experience, however long or short, as enjoyable for your pet as it is for you. The list, released in honor of…

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10 supplies you need to pack for a road trip with your pet (Condé Nast Traveler)

10 supplies you need to pack for a road trip with your pet (Condé Nast Traveler)

Who says you need to fly anywhere to go on an adventure? With the current pandemic, more people are opting for staycations which makes it much easier for pets to come along for the ride. If you’re planning a road trip with your furry friend, Condé Nast Traveler put together a list of ten essential supplies to make your travels with your pet easier. The list includes the brands that Condé Nast recommended but similar options are also available elsewhere….

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UK pet owners reminded to seek advice on pet passports soon

UK pet owners reminded to seek advice on pet passports soon

The UK’s Brexit transition period is set to come to an end this year which means that from 1 January 2021 traveling with your pet from the UK to Europe will change. At the end of the Brexit transition period the UK will no longer be a part of the EU’s Pet Travel Scheme which allows for the free movement of cats, dogs and ferrets in the EU bloc without the need for quarantine. This week the UK government updated…

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Tampa, Austin and Las Vegas rank as America’s most pet friendly cities

Tampa, Austin and Las Vegas rank as America’s most pet friendly cities

Having a beloved furry friend is a great stress reliever, especially during these times of social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. For those with a furry companion, living in a pet friendly city is a welcome bonus and pet parents who live in Tampa, Florida will be pleased to know they live in the most pet friendly city in the US, according to a new study from personal finance website WalletHub. The study compared the pet-friendliness of the 100…

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Want to go on a road trip with your dog? Check out these spots near English highway routes

Want to go on a road trip with your dog? Check out these spots near English highway routes

Drivers in England planning a post lockdown trip with their dogs are being urged to take a break and enjoy one of the many outstanding walks that can be found just off England’s motorways and major A roads this summer. After the restrictions of the last few months it’s completely understandable that humans want to get back out and many will be including their dogs in the fun. To make sure drivers and their pooches stay happy and safe on…

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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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