Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

For Lauren Hutchcraft, 30, working from home has allowed her to spend more time with her pets, two dogs and a recently adopted cat – even if it does make for a rather chaotic office set-up.

How to deal with separation anxiety in pets

How to deal with separation anxiety in pets

The Sharma family adopted a puppy last year and in the last few months the family has spent hours of quality time with their pet.News in Brief See All. My COVID Story: I experienced fatigue and joint pain the second day of vaccination.

Dylan was left heartbroken after owner died of Covid - but has now found happiness again

Dylan was left heartbroken after owner died of Covid - but has now found happiness again

Dylan was taken to a Dogs Trust centre in Shoreham, West Sussex, where he was cared for.Just 25 days after arriving at the Dogs Trust centre, Dylan was adopted by Alison and her husband Leslie.

Vets warn of new Covid variant's possible link to heart problems in pets

Vets warn of new Covid variant's possible link to heart problems in pets

Vets are warning of a possible link between a new variant of coronavirus and heart problems in cats and dogs after a increase in pets presenting with myocarditis at a specialist veterinary hospital in Buckinghamshire during the pandemic’s second wave.

4 bonded dogs seek new home after owner and her father die of COVID-19

4 bonded dogs seek new home after owner and her father die of COVID-19

“When I spoke to him on the phone, he just wanted to make sure that his daughter was going to get her dogs back — her ‘babies,’ that’s what he called them,” Maria Mora, executive director of the Nassau County SPCA, told TODAY.

Dr Christian: ‘Detection dogs could be vital in our fight against Covid’

Dr Christian: ‘Detection dogs could be vital in our fight against Covid’

‘If you think of the bigger picture with the pandemic, these dogs could be a real game-changer.’ (Picture: MDD)As I watched them work, it just seemed like such an obvious thing to do.

Couple who rescued freezing dog reported to police for breaking lockdown

Couple who rescued freezing dog reported to police for breaking lockdown

The couple were suspected of travelling further than 5km from home, a breach of Irish lockdown rules (Picture: Ciara Nolan/Storyful)A couple who rescued a freezing dog from a mountaintop in Ireland have been reported to police for breaching local Covid restrictions.

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Last year, scientists at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene began a trial to see if dogs trained to sniff coronavirus could help ease travel restrictions.

Dog attacks on livestock increased in lockdown, say farmers

Dog attacks on livestock increased in lockdown, say farmers

Rather than asking people to “keep dogs under effective control” it should require people to keep their dogs on leads near livestock.“It needs to be properly funded and properly promoted with TV ads in the same way as we’re seeing the Covid ads,” he added.

Cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated to stop the spread of Covid

Cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated to stop the spread of Covid

Scientists said the continued evolution of the virus in animals ‘poses a significant long-term risk to public health’ (Picture: Getty Images / iStockPhoto)It may be necessary to vaccinate pets in the future to stop coronavirus from spreading back to humans, scientists have said.

UK pet bereavement helplines report big rise in calls during Covid

UK pet bereavement helplines report big rise in calls during Covid

Animal bereavement helplines have reported a big increase in calls during the coronavirus pandemic, charities have said, as it emerged that comedian and actor Miranda Hart was taking time off to grieve the loss of her beloved dog Peggy.

This puppy with gorgeous, salon-worthy eyelashes will melt your heart

This puppy with gorgeous, salon-worthy eyelashes will melt your heart

Just look at them (Picture: Caters)Meet Mabel – the stunning puppy whose lengthy lashes are enough to give Disney characters a run for their money.What a heartbreaker (Picture: Caters News Agency)Caitlin, who is currently out of work due to Covid-19 restrictions, said: ‘Mabel’s eyelashes are natural.

Woman fined after walking husband on a lead and telling police he was a dog

Woman fined after walking husband on a lead and telling police he was a dog

Somebody walking an actual dog, which is allowed (Picture: Rex)A woman has been fined for breaking a Covid curfew by walking her husband on a lead.For more stories like this, check our news page.

Pooches come together with their hoomans at this pet party

Pooches come together with their hoomans at this pet party

Last year, the organisation could not organise the main event due to the pandemic and restrictions on social gatherings, but on Sunday, it managed to host a small party for pets, keeping COVID protocols in place, with just 100 people.

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

The RSPCA says these restrictions can create issues for dog walkers who may have local options curtailed by PSPOs. There is concern some people will travel to find suitable dog walking spots for their animals – potentially unwittingly breaching Covid-19 rules in the interests of their dog’s welfare and exercise needs.

3 Puppies Tested Positive for Covid in Mexico; They Were Infected By Their Owners

3 Puppies Tested Positive for Covid in Mexico; They Were Infected By Their Owners

Recently, the authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ( Sader ) confirmed the first positive cases of pets affected by COVID-19 in the country.However, only the three dogs mentioned were positive, thus becoming the first animals to be affected by coronavirus in Mexico.

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

He does look quite stylish… (Picture: Pet Masks / SWNS)The World Health Organisation initially suggested that canines could not contract COVID-19, but on March 19 the Hong Kong government released a statement saying that two dogs had tested positive.

From smart planning, extra food to pet-friendly accommodations, pet parents take road trips with safety checks amid pandemic

From smart planning, extra food to pet-friendly accommodations, pet parents take road trips with safety checks amid pandemic

And while our furry buddies need a change of scenery as much as we do, there are a few ways to make road trips with pets safe and fun amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Covid-19 has an odour, and the dogs are detecting it’: meet the canine super-squad sniffing out the virus

‘Covid-19 has an odour, and the dogs are detecting it’: meet the canine super-squad sniffing out the virus

Recently, she’s worked alongside Professors James Logan at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Steve Lindsay of the department of biosciences at Durham University, among others, on a successful project to train dogs to identify malaria.

Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

Can dogs and cats get coronavirus from humans?

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) says all the available evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 is a zoonotic disease - one that passes from animals to humans - questions have also been raised about the potential impact of Covid-19 on domesticated pets as well as their human owners.

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