Can pets catch Covid? Dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters and more

Can pets catch Covid? Dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters and more

(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.

‘Happy dog time’: boom in UK dogsitting as owners return to office

‘Happy dog time’: boom in UK dogsitting as owners return to office

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.

Hamsters can transmit Covid to humans, data suggests

Hamsters can transmit Covid to humans, data suggests

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.

Can pets catch Covid?

Can pets catch Covid?

Yes, dogs can get Covid-19 (Picture: Getty)In the June 2021 study, Utrecht University found that out of 310 swabs they took of pets from households with Covid-19, 4.2% tested positive for the virus.

Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11

Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11

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.

Online shopping, pets and takeaways fuel surge in UK spending in 2021

Online shopping, pets and takeaways fuel surge in UK spending in 2021

Consumers splashed out on online shopping, takeaways, home improvements and streaming subscriptions in 2021, as ongoing Covid restrictions limited where people could spend their money.

Woman whose dog was stolen finds pet for sale 200 miles away

Woman whose dog was stolen finds pet for sale 200 miles away

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 hippos to hamsters: how Covid is affecting creatures great and small

From hippos to hamsters: how Covid is affecting creatures great and small

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.

Dog tests positive for Covid in first UK case of its kind

Dog tests positive for Covid in first UK case of its kind

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.

COVID-19 linked to heart inflammation in cats and dogs

COVID-19 linked to heart inflammation in cats and dogs

None of the animals tested had symptoms of a respiratory infection or any other typical signs of COVID-19, but all of them had myocarditis, Ferasin said.

Dozens of Covid sniffer dogs now working at airports in Dubai and Miami

Dozens of Covid sniffer dogs now working at airports in Dubai and Miami

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.

Can dogs catch Covid?

Can dogs catch Covid?

(Picture: Getty)Swabs were then taken from their pet cats and dogs to test for evidence of a current infection, while blood samples were also tested for antibodies – antibodies would suggest a past Covid-19 infection.

Vsod: COVID deaths result in rise of orphaned and abandoned pets in India

Vsod: COVID deaths result in rise of orphaned and abandoned pets in India

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 forced to have eyes removed after acid attack by thugs 'life will never be the same'

Dog forced to have eyes removed after acid attack by thugs 'life will never be the same'

(Image: Facebook/Mandy Garner)In the UK, a new animal cruelty bill was passed by MPs last month which increased sentences from a maximum six months to up to five years in jail.

Dog owners issued warning after petrified lamb drowns running away from pet

Dog owners issued warning after petrified lamb drowns running away from pet

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.

Mumbaikars opt for microchipping to keep pets safe

Mumbaikars opt for microchipping to keep pets safe

Microchipping can be done for dogs and cats and is a popular trend abroad.Adds pet parent, Swathi Sundararanjan, “I recently got my Cooper, my Golden Retriever pup, microchipped.Hearing loss, for example, can be one sign to look for.

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.

Pets: Chihuahua, Maine Coon, French Bulldog: Meet Instagram's most popular cat and dog breeds

Pets: Chihuahua, Maine Coon, French Bulldog: Meet Instagram's most popular cat and dog breeds

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.

Valentine: Tulips, lilies, daffodils, iris: Keep your pets away from these flowers

Valentine: Tulips, lilies, daffodils, iris: Keep your pets away from these flowers

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.

Here is how you can communicate with your cat like a pro

Here is how you can communicate with your cat like a pro

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.