Pet accessories (Picture: Zara Home)There are various beds on offer, from the natural wicker basket to the patterned soft cushioned options in both striped and floral styles.
Because therapy animal handlers believe so strongly in the healing power of pets, in pre-pandemic times they volunteer to take their dogs and cats to hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities, airports, funeral homes, dentist offices and other places where animals can help reduce stress and offer support.
We’d like to hear from people about how their canine friends have helped them cope in lockdown, particularly if you live – or have been shielding – alone.Did you buy a new puppy or rescue a dog during this period?
The mental busyness and distraction he’s brought me has been a very welcome surprise (Picture: Lily Howes)My lockdown life has shifted from lie-ins and laziness to responsibility and routine.Of course, there is a new worry quietly bubbling away: what life with Socks will look like post-lockdown.
Duke and Tiger Maynard-White visit residents at Harbor Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New London, Connecticut.Tiger Maynard-White "touches" a woman's hand on the other side of the window at a skilled nursing facility.
In mid-February, Idexx Laboratories, an American multinational corporation and global leader in veterinary diagnostics, started testing samples from dogs, cats and horses for the coronavirus strain responsible for COVID-19.
Looking good, Arlo (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home /SWNS)He is now having positive training to help show him that grooming and handling can be an enjoyable experience, as he’s so used to discomfort when being touched.
And when you have man's best friend as your constant companion, you will completely relate to the findings of a study that states how a pet parent's love life is dictated by the likes and dislikes of his pet.
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These therapy dogs are specially trained to heal, connect and play with youngsters, and to make them feel happy and comfortable. Pune-based therapy dog owner Garvita Shah says, “It is a misconception that youngsters suffering from depression, anxiety and sadness only seek pet ‘therapy’.
There are 14 friendly new faces in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 's yearbook: the beloved therapy dogs who have helped students cope following last year's tragic shooting.
Miles arrived in my flat and bolted under the desk and didn’t come out for days. He likes petting, which has no practical purpose except his own comfort and pleasure. Cats are said to gravitate towards dying patients in care homes, to comfort them in their final hours.
“With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and has left us to join his best friend, Buddy,” a message on Boo’s Facebook account reported to its 16 million followers.