(Picture: Getty)As the UK is a nation of animal lovers , it’s only natural that many are concerned that our beloved pets could catch Covid-19.
While this has brought a myriad of benefits to new dog owners, from helping them cope emotionally with the social isolation and stress of lockdowns to keeping them fit and active, the ending of restrictions has raised fresh challenges, among them how pets fit into their owners’ post-lockdown lifestyle.
Concerns that hamsters might also be capable of infecting humans first surfaced when a 23-year-old worker at the Little Boss pet shop in Hong Kong tested positive for Covid on 15 January – the city’s first Delta variant diagnosis for more than three months.
The order includes pets that were bought days before Christmas be handed over, with a warning not to “kiss or abandon them on the street” as Hong Kong and mainland China attempt to sustain a zero Covid strategy, attempting to suppress all outbreaks internally while maintaining tight border controls with the outside world.
A woman whose dogs were stolen has tracked one of them down almost 200 miles away after scouring the internet .Jane Jenkins, a licensed breeder from Swansea in Wales, had her labrador , Arthur, and cocker spaniel, Bandit, stolen from her home at the beginning of this year.
From giraffes to snow leopards, gorillas to sea lions, zoos around the world have been inoculating their animals with an experimental Covid vaccine as an insurance policy against what they fear could be a similarly fatal illness for certain mammals.
It is ‘very rare’ for dogs to fall ill with coronavirus (Picture: Getty)The first UK case of a pet dog falling ill with Covid-19 after catching it from their owners has been recorded.
Miami joined Dubai in deploying medical detection dogs at its airports this week (Picture: Getty)The first ever full-time deployments of Covid-detecting dogs at an airport has begun in Dubai.Cobra the Belgin Malinois has been proven to sniff Covid with over 99 per cent accuracy (Picture: Getty)‘Everybody, including humans, are wrong at some point.
A few weeks ago, Bengaluru-based animal welfare organisation Let’s Live Together got to know about Buddy, a five-year-old Indie dog, who had lost his pet parent, an 87-year-old man, to COVID-19.Buddy, a five-year-old Indie dog, who had lost his pet parent, is looking for a loving home.
Dog owners are being warned to keep out of private farm land, and are urged to keep their pets on leads while walking on public footpaths next to livestock, especially while lambing season is in full swing.
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.
With millions of Instagram pages dedicated to these furry babies, how does one know which are the most popular dogs and cat breeds?.UK-based comparison site GoCompare has released a new report revealing the most popular cat and dog breeds on Instagram.
Some popular flower choices can be extremely dangerous to cats and dogs if swallowed, even in small amounts.Tulips are another popular gifting choice, however pet owners are commonly unaware they are in fact toxic for both cats and dogs.
If the tail is straight up and moving slowly with a curl, In the end, it means your feline is happy to see you, but if the tail fur is straight up along with a continuous purr, spitting or hissing sound, then your cat is feeling very angry, aggressive or even frightened.