How has your dog helped you through lockdown?

How has your dog helped you through lockdown?

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?

10 Signs of Cancer in Dogs You Must Know

10 Signs of Cancer in Dogs You Must Know

Noticing any of these doesn’t necessarily mean your dog has cancer, but there’s a good chance of another health issue at a minimum, so you should contact your vet immediately if any are observed.

Two pet cats test positive for COVID-19

Two pet cats test positive for COVID-19

Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for COVID-19, according to federal officials.In addition, people who test positive for COVID-19 should restrict contact with their pets and wear a face mask during necessary interactions.

Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

The team, at Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China, found that cats are highly susceptible to Covid-19 and appear to be able to transmit the virus through respiratory droplets to other cats.Experts said the findings were credible, but that they did not indicate cats were an important vector in spreading the disease between humans.

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

If adopting or fostering isn't something you can do, the organization recommends donating supplies to both animal shelters and other organizations like human food banks.Similar to HSUS' recommendations, Lacey suggests reaching out to your local shelters to see if they need help fostering or adopting animals.

Coronavirus UK: Can your pet give you coronavirus? Your dog and cat COVID-19 questions answered

Coronavirus UK: Can your pet give you coronavirus? Your dog and cat COVID-19 questions answered

People have been kitting their pets out in masks (which is not necessary) (Picture: REUTERS/Aly Song)‘That said, there are numerous strains of coronavirus that affect animals: canine coronavirus (CCV), which is highly contagious amongst dogs , and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which is an illness that can manifest from coronavirus infection in cats.

A dog so badly treated he lost a leg is looking for a loving home

A dog so badly treated he lost a leg is looking for a loving home

Rocco’s leg was broken and had to be amputated (Picture: Jake McPherson / SWNS)Could you help Rocco trust people again and give him the love he deserves?But instead of taking the dog to a vet, Rocco’s owners left him to suffer and the RSPCA had to step in.

How to protect dogs from canine coronavirus

How to protect dogs from canine coronavirus

Canine coronavirus can pass through infected bowls (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) The virus passed between dogs is completely different to the strain rapidly spreading between humans (Picture: EPA)Although it is not fatal it can cause gastroenteritis-type symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea in animals who pick it up.

Pet owners warned after Mrs Hinch favourite Zoflora disinfectant poisons dog

Pet owners warned after Mrs Hinch favourite Zoflora disinfectant poisons dog

It smells amazing, but it’s worth being careful (Picture: Zoflora)Zoflora is the all-purpose disinfectant that you’ll find every cleaning influencer talking about – including Mrs Hinch.As it turned out, Donna’s friend who she’d visited recently had just washed her floor with Zoflora, which can be poisonous to some dogs.

Thief filmed stealing boy’s puppy in brown paper bag

Thief filmed stealing boy’s puppy in brown paper bag

Tyson the puppy was a Christmas present for Rachel Brooks’ son, 3 (Picture: SWNS)Police are hunting a thief who stole a little boy’s puppy from a home in broad daylight.Tyson is three months old and was given to Rachel Brooks’ son, 3, only weeks ago as a Christmas present.

The right way to pet a dog...

The right way to pet a dog...

If you notice the dog exhibiting any such signs, it is better to mould yourself as per the liking of the pet.Also don’t allow strangers to pet your dog when he is showing signs of wanting to be left alone.

Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak states linked to pet turtles

Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak states linked to pet turtles

An outbreak of salmonella infections across 13 states, so far, has been linked to contact with pet turtles.An outbreak of 21 cases of salmonella infections across 13 states has been linked to contact with turtles.

Dog bit chunk out of arm of pensioner, 82, in park

Dog bit chunk out of arm of pensioner, 82, in park

The shocking wound to Charles Brown, with his wife Ann, is too graphic to show (Picture: Caters)An elderly man had a ‘chunk of his arm’ ripped off by a dog in a savage attack that left his bone exposed.

Dogs can catch chlamydia from bird poo – do you know the signs?

Dogs can catch chlamydia from bird poo – do you know the signs?

‘Chlamydia in dogs has different symptoms to chlamydia in humans and it’s not contracted in the same way,’ explains Iain Booth of VetUK. ‘This bacteria is called chlamydia psittaci or psittacosis which can infect them when they come into contact with bird poo.

Causes of Ear Mites in Dogs

Causes of Ear Mites in Dogs

When pets share bedding or sleep in close contact, the ear mites easily can transfer from one animal to another. Outdoor cats are most likely to have ear mites, but other pets who come in close contact with outdoor or indoor/outdoor cats are also at risk.

How to Treat Ear Mites in Dogs

How to Treat Ear Mites in Dogs

Ear mites are spread by physical contact between animals and are more common in cats. Many of the same medications used to prevent fleas and ticks also kill ear mites. How to Prevent Ear Mites in Dogs

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Static correction dog collars, like PetSafe’s Remote Trainer Dog Collar, are designed to interrupt and decrease negative behaviors, including your dog barking, running away, digging or jumping.

What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

What to Do If You Find a Lost Dog

If the dog isn’t injured and you’re comfortable caring for her until you can reunite her with her pet parent, bringing her home with you is certainly an option. “I would recommend keeping the dog away from your own pets for several days to avoid illness or disease,” Jesus says.

Raw meat pet foods pose risk to animal and human health, finds study

Raw meat pet foods pose risk to animal and human health, finds study

As such, researchers said that the bacteria and parasitic pathogens found in the foods may be a possible source of infection in pets and, if transmitted, pose a risk for human beings too.

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

Grit used on roads during snowy weather can be dangerous for pets, RSPCA warns

“We urge pet-owners to be cautious when grit is being spread on roads, as rock salt can be toxic to dogs and cats if they lick it from their paws or fur,” a spokesperson told The Independent.