Idexx tested thousands of pets for coronavirus. None have come back positive.

Idexx tested thousands of pets for coronavirus. None have come back positive.

In mid-February, Idexx Laboratories, an American multinational corporation and global leader in veterinary diagnostics, started testing samples from dogs, cats and horses for the coronavirus strain responsible for COVID-19.

Dog with badly disfigured face finds happiness after being rescued

Dog with badly disfigured face finds happiness after being rescued

Phoenix has an auto-immune condition (Picture: @phoenixthedawg/Instagram )The rescue centre posted an update on Phoenix’s condition, revealing just how much attention and care he has been given since they started looking after him.

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen is set to become the first city in mainland China to ban the eating of dogs and cats, if a draft regulation released by the municipal government in a wider push to restrict the consumption of wild animals is approved.

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Symptoms include lethargy and vomiting, with dogs also likely to have lesions or ulcers on their tongues or lower limbs (Picture: Wessex News) It affects dogs of all types and ages (Picture: Wessex News)Since the disease reached Britain from America in 2012, the highest number of deaths have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset and the New Forest in Hampshire.

New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

A poor dog which has been infected with the Alabama Rot skin disease (Picture: Wessex News)The latest cases were confirmed by Anderson Moores, a specialist veterinary referral centre in Winchester.

Winnie the ‘wonky’ bulldog is learning to walk thanks to swimming lessons

Winnie the ‘wonky’ bulldog is learning to walk thanks to swimming lessons

Little Winnie is having swimming lessons (Picture: SWNS)A ‘wonky’ puppy with bowed legs is looking for her forever home after her previous owners gave her up because of her collapsing legs.

These 'doctor dogs' can sniff out disease

These 'doctor dogs' can sniff out disease

Around the world, dogs like Shugga are training to detect diseases ranging from Parkinson’s disease and cancer to malaria, according to Maria Goodavage, author of “Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine.”.

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Jodie Fairbrother was handed a suspended sentence and banned from keeping or trading in animals for five years (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) RSPCA officers raid the 4Paws kennels in South Killinghome (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) Officers removed 160 dogs and cats, many of which had untreated medical conditions (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media)They were charged with a string of cruelty offences after RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.

Help your dog cope with arthritis

Help your dog cope with arthritis

Some pets hide their arthritis pain, but you’ll notice they don’t want to play because it’s difficult to run and wrestle.As a responsible pet parent, you can help your pooch to deal with this painful condition with the following practices:.

Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill

Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill

Seven dogs have died in Sydney from a disease that can kill pets in 48 hours, is transmitted by rat urine and has emerged in New South Wales for the first time, possibly owing to construction “stirring up” rodent populations .

How to detect heat stroke

How to detect heat stroke

- Poisonous compounds (strychnine, slug and snail bait) can lead to seizures, which can cause an abnormal increase in body temperature. Hope you enjoyed our pet story. Zorawar and Vir with (from left to right) Polo, Max, and Bill, the pony.

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

If people cannot afford to take their pet to the vet to establish the cause of death, they are advised either to have the rabbit properly cremated or, if they choose a garden burial, to carefully wrap their pet in plastic first to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Dog WARNING: Deadly lungworm spreading through UK

Dog WARNING: Deadly lungworm spreading through UK

It took several months for Coco to get back to full active health (Image: Vets4Pets)“Coco’s case just goes to show how easy it can be for dogs to contract the lungworm parasite and how important preventative treatments are,” Stephen continues.

Clive the dog is a medical hero as he warns owner when to take medication

Clive the dog is a medical hero as he warns owner when to take medication

However, after a chance talk with a doctor at dog show Crufts, 31-year-old Michelle made the incredible discovery Clive was actually trying to signal to her to take her medication by detecting a scent from her mouth.

How to check for signs of leishmaniasis in your dog

How to check for signs of leishmaniasis in your dog

‘By being safe, we advise moving the dog to a country of similar disease status or at the very least, check the animal’s health status before you bring him or her over (and test for these so-called non-endemic disases) so that you know what you’re dealing with.’.

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

“Most of the time people are OK, they’re not staunchly against it once you tell them the science and the statistics [but] we have had people walk out in hysteria, saying that there is absolutely no way their dog is getting [vaccinated] because they believe it causes auto-immune diseases or, specifically, autism.”.

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Vets warn more pets being imported is likely to increase infection rates (Picture: Getty)Earlier this year an English Pointer who never left Essex developed leishmaniasis, with vets believing his owners could have brought sand flies back from spain in their luggage.

Dog disease WARNING: Dog dies from parasitic bug spreading across UK which infects humans

Dog disease WARNING: Dog dies from parasitic bug spreading across UK which infects humans

The most common form is cutaneous leishmaniasis, which presents in skin lesions and ulcers, and crops up in the Americas, Mediterranean basin, Middle East and Central Asia.leishmaniasis human symptoms include lesions and ulcers (Image: GETTY)According to PetMD, there are different categories of symptoms which dogs show when they contract the parasite.

Causes of canine alopecia

Causes of canine alopecia

— are caused due to external parasites, fungal and bacterial skin infections, certain drugs, hormonal/endocrine imbalances. Areas with a poor blood supply do not have healthy hair growth. Bacterial skin infections can cause alopecia with redness, skin crusting, and circular patterns of hair loss.

Alabama Rot CRISIS: Tenth dog dies this year - warning issued to pet-owners

Alabama Rot CRISIS: Tenth dog dies this year - warning issued to pet-owners

Dogs showing tell-tale skin sore signs of Alabama Rot (Image: Solent)Specialist vets confirmed the death was the 185th fatality since the disease was first record in the UK seven years ago.