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US President-elect Joe Biden’s dog honored in ‘indoguration’, Josh Groban performs

US President-elect Joe Biden’s dog honored in ‘indoguration’, Josh Groban performs

US President-elect Joe Biden’s dog Major has been honoured in an “indoguration” to raise money for an animal shelter. The virtual charity event comes ahead of Biden’s Biden’s own inauguration later this week. The “indoguration” was held by Pumpkin Pet Insurance and the Delaware Humane Association, the shelter the Bidens adopted Major from in 2018. Ready for #Indoguration pic.twitter.com/ireGlW7VDr — Naomi Biden (@NaomiBiden) January 17, 2021 Major, a German Shephard is one of two dogs that will move into the…

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Ben & Jerry’s debuts new dog-friendly ice cream

Ben & Jerry’s debuts new dog-friendly ice cream

These days we could all use a little dessert, including our four-legged best friends. Luckily, American ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s is introducing a line of frozen dog treats, marking its debut into the lucrative pet food market, reports The Associated Press. Doggie Desserts, sold in 4-ounce cups, go on sale in US groceries and pet stores later this month. The treats come in two flavors: pumpkin with cookies and peanut butter with pretzels. Both are made with a…

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Dogs at a UK animal rescue get their own dog friendly festive sleepover screening

Dogs at a UK animal rescue get their own dog friendly festive sleepover screening

Now for some paws-itive news. The four-legged residents at Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home in the UK were treated to a cinema sleepover, courtesy of Silentnight Pet Beds, to celebrate the expert sleep brand and charity partnering throughout 2021. According to Manchester Evening News, the resident pooches, including Betty and Poppy the Pomeranians, Alania the dachshund, Babs the greyhound, Rocky the beagle, Sammy the Labrador and Olive the whippet, snuggled up for their Silentnight Pet Beds-backed sleepover, where they enjoyed…

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Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 in humans by sniffing sweat, study shows

Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 in humans by sniffing sweat, study shows

Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 in humans by sniffing their sweat, according to a new proof-of-concept study. The aim of the proof-of-concept study was to evaluate if trained dogs could discriminate between sweat samples from symptomatic Covid-19 positive individuals and those from asymptomatic Covid-19 negative individuals. The study was conducted at two sites (Paris, France, and Beirut, Lebanon), followed the same training and testing protocols, and involved six detection dogs (three explosive detection dogs, one search and rescue…

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Emotional support animals no longer service animals on flights, US limits service animal flights to only dogs

Emotional support animals no longer service animals on flights, US limits service animal flights to only dogs

The US government announced this week an overhaul on its rules for traveling by air with service animals. Among these changes include the rule that emotional support animals will no longer be considered service animals on flights. Furthermore, only dogs can be considered as a service animal. This final rule defines a service animal as a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with…

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Joe Biden’s dog to make history as first rescue dog to live in White House

Joe Biden’s dog to make history as first rescue dog to live in White House

For the past four years the White House has been lacking in furry friends but that will come to an end when President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Dr Jill Biden bring their two German Shepherds with them to Washington, D.C. Their two dogs, Major and Champ, will become ‘First Dogs’ when they move into the White House in January 2021. Major will be making history as the first rescue dog to live in the White House. He was adopted…

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Kids ask their parents for a pet an average of 11 times per day

Kids ask their parents for a pet an average of 11 times per day

Many of us can remember begging our parents for a pet when we were children. It may have seemed like we asked them for a puppy or a kitten all the time. Now, new research shows that kids do indeed ask their parents for a pet quite often. In fact, they ask them for pet on average of 11 times per month. Research conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Spin Master surveyed 2,000 parents of school-age children in the US…

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Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

Majority of Australians believe pets make the workplace better

As cities across Australia start to open back up and employees return to work, many believe that now is the time for the workplace to become more pet friendly. For those dogs who have spent much of the lockdown with their pet parents, joining them in the workplace could be beneficial for them as well as for the workers in the office. The majority of Aussies (3 in 5) believe pets make the workplace better, according to research by PureProfile…

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Majority of pet owners admit to canceling plans to spend time with their furry friends

Majority of pet owners admit to canceling plans to spend time with their furry friends

Many of us consider pets to be a part of the family, so it’s no surprise that most pet parents admitted they have canceled plans in order to spend more time with their pets, according to a survey from Wisdom Panel. Wisdom Panel surveyed more than 13,000 pet parents from June to August 2020 (representing nearly 25,000 dogs and more than 6,000 cats!) for the 2020 Pet Census. The survey found that the bond with pets is so strong that…

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Pet taxi service launches in Turkey

Pet taxi service launches in Turkey

A new pet taxi service has launched in Istanbul, Turkey for those pet parents who find it difficult to travel about in town their four-legged friends, reports The Daily Sabah. While dogs are allowed in certain forms of public transportation in Istanbul, such as the metro, there are strict rules that mean that not every pet is allowed to ride. For example, Metro Istanbul states that dogs and certain other pets must be carried in a cage and that it…

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