Trained dogs can detect Covid as well as PCR lab tests, study shows

Trained dogs can detect Covid as well as PCR lab tests, study shows

While a standard PCR test can take a day or more to deliver a result, the scientists involved in this study said the dogs were able to analyse 20 samples in 15 seconds.

Man buys a £12,500 realistic dog costume so he can live as a collie

Man buys a £12,500 realistic dog costume so he can live as a collie

Fulfilling a life-long ambition, the man, Toko-san, has spend £12,500 on a dog costume that looks very believable.Toko-san, said: ‘I made it a Collie because it looks real when I put it on.

Volunteers risk lives to save hundreds of pets from Ukraine since start of war

Volunteers risk lives to save hundreds of pets from Ukraine since start of war

Despite focusing on animals, the small outfit, which works in collaboration with a larger foundation called Centaurus, has also evacuated more than 3,000 people from Ukraine, including those in need of urgent medical attention.Patrick Westrup, 31, who co-runs the group, said the organisation also donates food to people in Ukraine.

Expert tips on how to start running with your dog

Expert tips on how to start running with your dog

Ian Scarrott, a running coach and personal trainer at PureGym, says: ‘Like anything in life, exercise can become monotonous, so it is important to try new routes, vary types of sessions, time your run, and of course, if you have a pet that is able to run with you, make it more fun for them and you.

Abba superfan spends hundreds making outfits for family

Abba superfan spends hundreds making outfits for family

Jane and her two daughters, Lucy and Chloe, love dressing up for ABBA events (Picture: PA Real Life)‘I average six Abba events a year, not including tribute bands, and have a book of all my themed visits,’ she said.

Boohoo is selling matching Halloween costumes for you and your dog

Boohoo is selling matching Halloween costumes for you and your dog

Simply terrifying (Picture: Boohoo)Moreover, if these outfits don’t tickle your fancy, here are five of the best pet costumes to dress your dog in come October 31.

Gadgets for cats and dogs: 6 best wearable pet tech and innovative toys

Gadgets for cats and dogs: 6 best wearable pet tech and innovative toys

It comes from a three-year study conducted by Mars Petcare veterinarians, researchers and scientists, who studied more than 5,000 videos from 2,500 dogs submitted by owners (more than 11 million days of pets playing), to understand what various behaviour changes – and eventual vet appointments – added up to.

M&S is selling an adorable Percy Pig outfit for dogs

M&S is selling an adorable Percy Pig outfit for dogs

Proud dog owners can buy a Percy Pig outfit for their pooches and it is simply ‘pawfect.’.‘Well, who wouldn’t order a Percy Pig jumper for their dog?,’ added another.

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

Wasabi with the trophy after winning best in show at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Sunday.Jade the German shorthaired pointer wins the sporting group at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday.

Enormous dog who was too obese to stand transformed by £18,000 life-saving diet

Enormous dog who was too obese to stand transformed by £18,000 life-saving diet

Bertha was too big to walk, so Meredith started her off on an underwater treadmill (Picture: PA Real Life) With the vet agreeing Bertha could not undergo surgery to fix her leg until her weight was under control, Meredith devised a weight loss programme, supported by gentle exercise and thyroid medication.

Dr Christian: ‘Detection dogs could be vital in our fight against Covid’

Dr Christian: ‘Detection dogs could be vital in our fight against Covid’

‘If you think of the bigger picture with the pandemic, these dogs could be a real game-changer.’ (Picture: MDD)As I watched them work, it just seemed like such an obvious thing to do.

Man died after ‘loyal’ dog attacked him when he passed out during epileptic fit

Man died after ‘loyal’ dog attacked him when he passed out during epileptic fit

Jonathan’s father, Stephen, told the inquest his son had been diagnosed with epilepsy aged 11 in 1998 and had periods where he would suffer one seizure every week.

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.

Taking the lead: why a jog with a dog is the latest fitness craze

Taking the lead: why a jog with a dog is the latest fitness craze

At Cani-Fit, another canicross training company, founder Lindsay Johnson says her clients and their dogs particularly enjoy the social aspect of the weekly hour-long training runs.

Service dog goes on his first trip to Build-A-Bear and it’s adorable

Service dog goes on his first trip to Build-A-Bear and it’s adorable

He’s currently in training to be an assistance dog and is picking things up fast.Kathryn is trying to train him for a whole range of scenarios and although he loved getting to pick up his own toy, it also means he’s ready to help his future owner pick things out when they go shopping.

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Southampton International Airport has employed some four-legged helpers (Picture: Therapy Dogs Nationwide)A UK airport has come up with a fur-proof way to make flights more enjoyable for nervous flyers.

Shiba Inu burned in house fire training to be therapy dog for human burn victims

Shiba Inu burned in house fire training to be therapy dog for human burn victims

The nine-year-old has turned himself around through training (Picture: Care More Animal Hospital)From there, Mandy says she’ll work to get Taka up to standard as a therapy dog for those who’ve been through similar things to him.

11 best dog collars that make sure your pet always looks on point

11 best dog collars that make sure your pet always looks on point

This collar is padded, so it’s comfy to wear; it slides to adjust, so you can achieve the perfect fit; an ID tag can be easily fixed to the D-ring; it fixes with one click and is available with a matching lead.

Glasgow gym AG Fitness Training lets you work out with your dog

Glasgow gym AG Fitness Training lets you work out with your dog

AG Fitness Training is a pooch-friendly gym in Glasgow (Picture: SWNS)One Glasgow gym has come up with the solution for the most paw-fect workout ever. ‘I just said to my clients they can bring their dogs along and it seems to have worked.

Labrador who took in nine orphaned ducklings adopts six more

Labrador who took in nine orphaned ducklings adopts six more

Fred’s a new dad, again (Picture: Mountfitchet Castle/SWNS)Fred is a very good boy. Soon enough, the ducklings started to climb on top of his back and one brave bird even took a seat on Fred’s head.