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Miami Heat basketball team to use Covid-19 sniffing dogs to screen fans at games

Miami Heat basketball team to use Covid-19 sniffing dogs to screen fans at games

US basketball team the Miami Heat are bringing back some fans to its games, with help from man’s best friend. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some games this season where the team has allowed a handful of guests — mostly friends and family of players and staff….

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Pet ownership more popular in Japan during pandemic

Pet ownership more popular in Japan during pandemic

Pet ownership in Japan is on the rise as people look for companionship during these stressful times and restrictions, reports the Japan Times, citing survey data from the Japan Pet Food Association. The survey showed found a 15% increase in pet ownership compared with the previous year. The data showed there was an estimated 8.49 million dogs and 9.64 million cats being kept as pets in Japan as of October 2020. However, although pet ownership rose, the number of dogs…

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PetCloud launches Australia’s first ride sharing Uber-style app for pets

PetCloud launches Australia’s first ride sharing Uber-style app for pets

Our four-legged furry friends in Australia can now travel to vet appointments, the groomers and more with the arrival of a new ‘Uber-style’ taxi app made just for pets. Australian pet-sitting network PetCloud launched an app that allows pet taxis to drive your pet to appointments and back. PetCloud’s Pet Taxi Service operates Australia-wide. The taxi service can transport pets to and from the vets, grooming Appointments, to a pet sitter’s house and back, or even to other places and…

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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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Dog walking during lockdown: What are the rules?

Dog walking during lockdown: What are the rules?

In the UK, we are currently in the midst of a third national lockdown but it feels like many of us are in an endless lockdown. For those of us with dogs, we have been fortunate enough to be able to take them outside for long walks and fresh air throughout the last couple of lockdowns. The latest lockdown is one of the toughest yet as cases continue to rise even with a vaccine on the horizon. Those who have…

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Delta and United join American and Alaska Airlines in banning emotional support animals on planes

Delta and United join American and Alaska Airlines in banning emotional support animals on planes

Two major US airlines have announced that they will no longer accept emotional support animals on their planes. This week Delta and United Airlines said they are making changes to its rules regarding emotional support animals. It follows the US Department of Transportation’s announcement that emotional support animals will no longer be considered service animals on flights. Delta will no longer accept emotional support animal bookings on any Delta flight with the date of effect from January 11 2021. “We…

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American Airlines becomes the second major airline to prohibit emotional support animals on flights

American Airlines becomes the second major airline to prohibit emotional support animals on flights

American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, announced that it will no longer permit emotional support animals on their flights. It comes after the US Department of Transportation enacted a new rule that emotional support animals will no longer be considered service animals on flights. Following the announcement from the DOT, major US airline Alaska Airlines said it would no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights with effective from January 11, 2021. American Airlines said the forthcoming…

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Dog-friendly weddings and doggie detoxes among top dog travel trends in 2021

Dog-friendly weddings and doggie detoxes among top dog travel trends in 2021

When it comes to traveling with your dog, the world is set to get even more dog friendly this year. Dog-friendly weddings, doggie detoxes and puppy getaways are among the top dog travel trends in 2021, according to Country Living UK. Data from dog-friendly travel company, PetsPyjamas showed that there has been an 80% increase in pup-friendly bookings for next year already, with more owners wanting to include their four-legged in future travel plans. “With dogs having proved themselves to…

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Alaska Airlines will no longer allow emotional support dogs on flights

Alaska Airlines will no longer allow emotional support dogs on flights

This year will see big changes to the way pets travel with their humans. One of the biggest changes was the announcement last month that the US Department of Transportation will no longer consider emotional support animals as service animals on flights. Following these changes, Alaska Airlines announced that it will no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights. Effective January 11, 2021, Alaska Airlines, the fifth-largest US airline based on passenger traffic, will only transport service dogs, which are specially…

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