Maple is ‘ball obsessed’ and is proving very enthusiastic during her training (Picture: Lenscraft Photography) Life as a guide dog didn’t work out for Spencer, but now he is retraining to detect Covid-19 instead (Picture: Guide Dogs) It is hoped the elite canine team will be able to pick up coronavirus in a fast and non-invasive way (Picture: Guide Dogs).
Vet experts have warned pet owners with symptoms to stay away from their animals in case they infect them too (Picture: Reuters)‘While eligible participant number was limited by relatively low human transmission rates in the study area, these preliminary results suggest that a substantial proportion of pets in households of persons with Covid-19 end up developing antibodies,’ added Professor Bienzle.
(Picture: SWNS)Mary Killing had planned to get her dogs Bella and Archie neutered back in March but the appointment had to be cancelled because of coronavirus.Mary Killing with her dogs Bella and Archie (Picture: Brendan Gleeson / SWNS).
The number of dogs being abandoned has soared in Spain since the coronavirus lockdown was lifted (Image: GETTY) There has been a 25 percent spike in pooches being dumped in Spain after restrictions were eased, according to research by the Royal Canine Society of Spain (Image: GETTY)Demand for puppies soared during the lockdown but the charity fears many pets could be given up due to the economic fallout from the pandemic.
After thousands started working from home demand shot up for puppies, meaning smugglers are making big profits (Picture: Getty)Coronavirus restrictions are creating the perfect storm for puppy smugglers to thrive, with the price for popular breeds reaching record levels.
The dog was brought to the NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3 after showing signs of respiratory distress earlier that day, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.
Volunteers are needed to produce hundreds of positive and negative samples (Picture: Bex Arts/MDD/PA Wire)Scientists testing whether specially trained dogs can detect coronavirus sufferers are calling for healthy and sick volunteers to take part in a trial.
At the moment, there is one case of Hong Kong or the pet dog who has shown a weak positive result for the virus.
Mushka the Alaskan malamute developed the same symptoms as his owner (Picture: Mandy Hayes / SWNS)A dog could be the first in Britain to have contracted coronavirus after it chewed its owner’s discarded tissues then developed symptoms.
The brand has recognised that while coronavirus face masks are not necessary for dogs (and shouldn’t be worn for safety reasons), they can match with their owners with an adorable bandana.
Animal activist Sai Vignesh has rescued close to 12 such abandoned dogs in the past few months.Pets are abandoned on a regular basis and the coronavirus era is no exception, explains Chennai-based animal activist Shravan Krishnan.
The puppies were seized at Dover port during lockdown, having been illegally imported from Romania despite coronavirus restrictions in the UK preventing non-essential travel (Picture: Dogs Trust / PA Wire)Six puppies drenched in oil were rescued from the back of a van after they were illegally smuggled into the UK from Romania.
Whether coronavirus has opened up a whole new world of veterinary treatment via remote consultations remains to be seen.For now, video consultations are a very useful innovation in our socially distanced times, with the potential to open up veterinary treatment to more patients, and prevent needless anxiety for armchair diagnosticians.
The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals during the past couple of months, but had to suspend new fostering applications in order to prioritise working with existing staff and volunteers to provide ongoing care for the dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic.
People should think twice before deciding to get a pet during the lockdown over coronavirus , animal charities have said.The animal charity has advised people who can only take a pet on while they are staying at home to consider fostering instead.
While King explained that she did not think pets can infect their owners, Winfrey interrupted and said: “I heard about a pug in New York!