Siddharth Chandekar: Pets make for ultra glam baraatis at desi weddings

Siddharth Chandekar: Pets make for ultra glam baraatis at desi weddings

While Sai’s pet baby Mocha wore a mini sherwani at her nuptials, Sid and Mitali’s baby Dora flaunted a pearl necklace on their D-Day. Pet wedding fashion is a big hit this shaadi season, with not only the brides and grooms, but even their pooches decking up to the nines in embellished Indian wear and smart tuxes.

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 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.

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.

AP News Digest 2 p.m.

AP News Digest 2 p.m.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-US SURGE — Americans returning from Thanksgiving break face strict new coronavirus measures around the U.S. amid fears from health officials that holiday gatherings and travel over the weekend will worsen the already out-of-control surge of infections.

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.

Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

The Jack Russell terrier was reportedly wheezy and too tired to go for walks (Picture: LNP / Getty Images)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is thought to have caught coronavirus at the time the Prime Minister was taken into intensive care.

Is there an alternative to ‘future cruise credit’?

Is there an alternative to ‘future cruise credit’?

I know that many cruise lines have been offering refunds, but our firm is insisting that we cannot have any alternative to time-limited vouchers.We pointed out that a refund was not offered to us originally but this has had no effect on their stance.

Homeward bound: One dog's accidental escape from Canada and back

Homeward bound: One dog's accidental escape from Canada and back

Diamond, a German shepherd, escaped from her home in New Brunswick on Saturday and crossed a border bridge into Fort Kent, Maine, where coronavirus restrictions prevented her caretakers from following, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Did you get a new pet during the coronavirus lockdown in the UK?

Did you get a new pet during the coronavirus lockdown in the UK?

We’d like to hear from people who got a new pet during the pandemic, and how it has impacted their experience of lockdown.We’d like to hear from people who got a new pet during lockdown.

Chicago restaurateur uses pandemic downtime to fly dogs and cats to safety

Chicago restaurateur uses pandemic downtime to fly dogs and cats to safety

In 1997, one of the bartenders asked if he wanted to help open a restaurant, and he became a partner in One Off Hospitality Group, which opened the Michelin-starred restaurant Blackbird and eventually 10 other Chicago hot spots, including Avec, The Publican and Big Star.

Petco stops selling shock collars, promotes #StopTheShock movement

Petco stops selling shock collars, promotes #StopTheShock movement

Petco announced yesterday that it will stop selling shock collars both online and in stores in a move being hailed by animal welfare advocates.Ron Coughlin, CEO of Petco, said selling shock collars doesn’t align with the company’s mission of improving the lives of both pets and people.

World Health Organisation: The pandemic has been a difficult phase for pets, say activists

World Health Organisation: The pandemic has been a difficult phase for pets, say activists

As these animals also reach to her at the Pawsitive Farm Sanctuary she runs for rescue and rehabilitation, where she is already taking care of 111 dogs and cats, she voices how the choice rests with humans.

Track your furry friend's fitness levels

Track your furry friend's fitness levels

Masks made with common household fabrics help prevent the spread of viruses like Covid-19 as researchers have found that they are considerably effective at blocking droplets similar to those that may be released by speaking, coughing and sneezing, even as a single layer.

Dogs and cats can catch coronavirus, new study shows

Dogs and cats can catch coronavirus, new study shows

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.

The eyeless and hairless cat has become an Internet sensation!

The eyeless and hairless cat has become an Internet sensation!

It's wonderful how Jasper is changing how people see beauty on the Internet.With Jasper's Instagram account, Kelli wants to let people know that even a blind cat can have a very fulfilling and happy life.

Stray dogs: Youngsters help find shelter for stray pups during monsoon

Stray dogs: Youngsters help find shelter for stray pups during monsoon

Animal rights activist, Dola Sengupta says, “Last year, around 100 stray dogs and cats died during the monsoon due to lack of shelter and food in Pune and Mumbai.

Horror as number of abandoned dogs soars by 25 percent after coronavirus lockdown

Horror as number of abandoned dogs soars by 25 percent after coronavirus lockdown

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.

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

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.

Coronavirus and Pets: What You Need To Know

Coronavirus and Pets: What You Need To Know

At the moment, there is one case of Hong Kong or the pet dog who has shown a weak positive result for the virus.