Use a plastic pitcher to store and dispense dog food. It takes less time and keeps the food fresher. I use the MUJI rice storage dispenser, which comes with a handy measuring cup.
It’s believed the government is also set to announce it will cover the cost of vaccines, including for rabies.
In addition, quarantine costs will be free. Officials are also considering setting up a new system of home quarantine if demand exceeds places in UK quarantine facilities.
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Ukrainian dogs and cats that have already been vaccinated should not need to be quarantined.British animal-protection activists have been lobbying the government to relax entry restrictions on pets belonging to those fleeing war.
And the government move is understood to be considered a trade-off for the government’s dropping the flagship Animals Abroad Bill , which would have banned imports of real fur, body parts from trophy-hunting, foie gras, shark fins and live exports of livestock, as well as adverts for elephant rides.Under the UK’s rules, owners may enter or return to Britain with a pet cat, dog or ferret only if the animal has been microchipped, has a pet passport or health certificate and has been vaccinated against rabies.
Normally, animals from Ukraine would also need a blood test for rabies at least three months before travelling.
No, it’s not just to make themselves look adorable. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.
But it’s understood these requirements will all be waived.
The government is preparing to unveil a system of paying British people £350 a month for hosting refugees from Ukraine.
And officials are working with vets and quarantine facilities to look at ways to support incoming pet owners.Last week lobbyists wrote to animal welfare minister Zac Goldsmith and environment secretary George Eustice, calling for an emergency pet passport scheme and offering help in setting up cat and dog health check systems.
Make a Re-Stuffable Dog Toy. Does your dog go bonkers with stuffed toys? If your dog likes to rip stuffed animals apart you can make a re-stuffable dog toy.
They warned that forcing people already devastated by war to potentially leave their beloved animals to die would deepen their trauma.Dominic Dyer in his letter: “If UK policy remains that no companion animals can enter the UK with refugees, we could see tens of thousands of dogs and cats having to be euthanised in Poland, Hungary and Romania in the weeks ahead.
“Each of these animal deaths would bring further misery to the women and children who have escaped war and would make Britain’s immigration policy look extremely cruel in comparison to other EU member states.”The International Fund for Animal Welfare has estimated up to half of Ukrainian families fleeing are pet owners.
Make Your Own Elevated Food Bowl. You can make your own elevated pet food bowl with an $8 table from Ikea. Elevated food bowls make eating easier on dogs with arthritis and joint problems since they won’t have to bend down as much.
If the rules on microchipping and paperwork are not followed, any pet would normally be put in quarantine for up to four months, under the UK’s strict measures to keep the country rabies-free.
A government spokesperson said: spokesperson said: “We recognise the difficult and distressing situation that Ukrainian nationals currently face, and the UK government is working at pace to support them.
“We have strong biosecurity measures in place to protect the public and other animals from diseases which can be brought to the UK by animals from overseas.
Keep a pet-friendly home. Your dog or cat is a part of the family. If she’s a kitty, she needs her own litter box in a quiet, out-of-the way corner, a scratching post or tree, her own toys, and a nice cozy spot for napping.
“The government is looking at options to provide support to Ukrainian nationals who are entering the UK with their pets.”Mimi Bekhechi, vice-president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), welcomed the decision, saying its workers in Poland and Ukraine had “seen first-hand the dangerous lengths that people are going to bring their animals with them when fleeing”.
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She said: “It’s only right that the UK be a place of safe harbour for them.
Spay and neuter your pet. Studies have shown that pets that are spayed and neutered live healthier, longer lives. Plus, spayed a neutered pets are less likely to develop behavior problems.
“We hope the quarantine periods for animals can be shortened and that quarantined animals will be allowed regular visits from their human family members.”