Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Beagles from MBR Acres are driven two hours north to Humberside Airport (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team)Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.

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.

Guide dog attacked while helping owner lost confidence since being kicked

Guide dog attacked while helping owner lost confidence since being kicked

Nicholas Bateman says Labrador Angus is his world (Picture: PA)A guide guide has been left ‘bruised and subdued’ after being attacked by a youth in Plymouth.

Vet explains why you should never let a dog lick your face

Vet explains why you should never let a dog lick your face

Itch in-house vet Zoe Costigan warns dog owners to not let their dogs lick their face (Image: ALAMY) Sign up for FREE for latest news plus tips to save money and the environment.

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.

Meet the 1st native US ferret clone — from an animal that lived over 30 years ago

Meet the 1st native US ferret clone — from an animal that lived over 30 years ago

Black-footed ferret recovery efforts aimed at increased genetic diversity and disease resistance took a bold step forward on Dec. 10, with the birth of Elizabeth Ann, created from the cells of Willa, a black-footed ferret that lived more than 30 years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Dogs trained to sniff out prostate cancer lend helping paw to crucial research

Dogs trained to sniff out prostate cancer lend helping paw to crucial research

The results may lead to a larger study for further investigation (MDD / Neil Pollock)Dr. Claire Guest, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Medical Detection Dogs and the lead author on the study, said, ‘This study showed that a dog’s nose could hold the key to an urgently needed, more accurate, and non-invasive method of early prostate cancer diagnosis.

Australia's Indigenous culture has always had a place for dogs. They are part of our dreaming

Australia's Indigenous culture has always had a place for dogs. They are part of our dreaming

It started on a cold January day six years ago, when I was working in New York City and walked into a pet shop where animal adoptions were taking place.

8 breeds of dogs with the most serious diseases

8 breeds of dogs with the most serious diseases

Knowledge about genetic diseases in individual breeds of dogs is an important element in the work of veterinarians and breeders.It is possible to perform genetic tests to detect the disease and eliminate such dogs from further breeding.

Wiggle India: Of pet sanitisers, probiotics and vitamin treats

Wiggle India: Of pet sanitisers, probiotics and vitamin treats

The pandemic has shot up the demand for masks, sanitisers, immunity-boosting edibles all across the world - not just for humans, but pets too!It gives you a safe, natural, and convenient way to kill germs on your pet's paws and body.

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.

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.

Peanut the sausage dog has surgery to walk again after he was paralysed

Peanut the sausage dog has surgery to walk again after he was paralysed

Sausage dog Peanut after his surgery (Picture: SWNS)‘I took him straight to the vets and they said he had intervertebral disc disease.He had an operation which involved having his spinal discs ‘shaved’ and left him with 13 staples in his back (Picture: SWNS).

Signs to help you know that your dog might be sick

Signs to help you know that your dog might be sick

Diagnosis: Since the signs of disease are not always seen clearly, the veterinarian might recommend some preventive care testing so as to be sure of the symptoms.Giving a glimpse of her new book 'Joy at Work', tidying expert Marie Kondo shared some of her personal tips on 'How to Work From Home.

Pet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infection

Pet cat diagnosed with Covid-19 in first UK case of animal infection

The animal, which is said to have only experienced mild symptoms, is not believed to been involved in transmitting the disease to its owners or other humans and animals.

The deadly plague that could devastate the US rabbit population

The deadly plague that could devastate the US rabbit population

“The virus is in a pretty vast area, and we don’t have any tools to use to mitigate the spread or stop it once it’s out in free-ranging populations.”.

Pranitha Subhash talks about her pet, Blu

Pranitha Subhash talks about her pet, Blu

6 Bollywood-inspired blouse designs for lehengas and saris.When it comes to saris and lehengas, a blouse can always update your look.Here's a look at six blouse designs which can be worn with saris and lehengas:.

Winning by a nose: the dogs being trained to detect signs of Covid-19

Winning by a nose: the dogs being trained to detect signs of Covid-19

When Medical Detection Dogs was tasked with finding out whether malaria had a distinctive smell, Asher was assigned to the project.“If a dog comes up to something they like the odour of, they sniff really hard and rapidly, don’t they?” explains Guest.