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.

Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

Boy, 8, dies after being attacked by two Rottweiler dogs

The boy was attacked in a family home before being rushed to Tallaght University Hospital (Picture: PA)An eight-year-old boy has died in hospital after he was attacked by two dogs at a house in Dublin.

Here's what pet stores are doing during coronavirus closures

Here's what pet stores are doing during coronavirus closures

"All Petco stores are open and continuing to provide the essential products and services for pets who are counting on us in these uncertain times," said the national brand in a statement to TODAY.

Tonka the therapy dog brings joy to nursing home during coronavirus quarantine

Tonka the therapy dog brings joy to nursing home during coronavirus quarantine

The quarantine didn't stop Leigh and Tonka from spreading cheer, as she recently took him up to many residents' windows so they could wave and say hello.

Coronavirus UK: Can you walk your dog while self isolating?

Coronavirus UK: Can you walk your dog while self isolating?

Your poor pup has no idea what’s going on (Picture: AFP via Getty Images Source: AFP)It’s been a time of massive upheaval, after the outbreak of coronavirus has seen swathes of the population self isolating, social distancing, and – annoyingly – panic buying.

Get a pup/dog only if you are a responsible enough...

Get a pup/dog only if you are a responsible enough...

Little do they realise that keeping a dog requires hard work and one needs a tremendous amount of patience and time.Don’t adopt dogs because your children or you find them cute.

Coronavirus: Can your dog or cat get Covid-19 and can you catch it from your pet?

Coronavirus: Can your dog or cat get Covid-19 and can you catch it from your pet?

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation states: “At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus.​".

Is Crufts 2020 still on or is it cancelled because of coronavirus?

Is Crufts 2020 still on or is it cancelled because of coronavirus?

Our hearts… (Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)In a statement on their website, organisers The Kennel Club wrote: ‘Further to the government COBRA meeting held on Monday 2 March, and following further discussion, the Kennel Club can confirm Crufts 2020 is currently going ahead as planned.

Can dogs get coronavirus? Experts say not to worry

Can dogs get coronavirus? Experts say not to worry

A spokesman for Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said that a pet dog had been tested "weak positive" for the COVID-19 virus, but also noted that AFCD "does not have evidence that pet animals can be infected with coronavirus or be a source of infection to people.".

‘Fitbit for pets’ tracks heart rate and breathing of man’s best friend

‘Fitbit for pets’ tracks heart rate and breathing of man’s best friend

Pet owners may soon be able to track their furry friends’ health by monitoring their heart and breathing rates with a new fur-friendly device.

Lab animals can now be adopted instead of euthanised, FDA says

Lab animals can now be adopted instead of euthanised, FDA says

Under the updated policy, which was adopted in November but not reported by the agency until now, healthy dogs , cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and some farm animals are now permitted to be transferred to shelters and sanctuaries after they’ve been used for lab experiments.

Can cats and dogs eat peanut butter?

Can cats and dogs eat peanut butter?

While peanut butter free of xylitol is perfectly fine for cat and dog consumption, it should only be given to a pet in moderation and as a treat.

How a program where men walk dogs is helping mental health

How a program where men walk dogs is helping mental health

Rob Osman says dog Mali has helped him with both his mental and physical health.Courtesy of Rob OsmanOsman also hopes that "Dudes and Dogs" can help normalize mental health care for men.

From dog sleeping pose you can understand a lot !!!

From dog sleeping pose you can understand a lot !!!

Most dogs sleep in their bellies, but perhaps the super pups are the most lovely of all.Generally, dogs who hold this pose of sleep tend to be very laid back and have an independent streak.

CDC probes outbreak of illnesses linked to pet store puppies

CDC probes outbreak of illnesses linked to pet store puppies

OUTBREAK NOTICE: 30 people in 13 states are infected with multidrug-resistant #Campylobacter linked to pet store puppies.The bacteria is closely related to germs that infected more than 100 people during a 2016–2018 Campylobacter outbreak, which was also linked to pet store puppies, the CDC said.

Veteran kicked out of Zara for taking support dog into shop with him

Veteran kicked out of Zara for taking support dog into shop with him

Richard Mearns was told he could wait outside while his friend carried on shopping (Picture: Richard Mearns)An ex-British Army medic was left feeling embarrassed and humiliated after a Zara security guard booted him out because of his PTSD support dog.

Teenager writes a CV to her mum applying for the job of puppy owner

Teenager writes a CV to her mum applying for the job of puppy owner

Kayla and Bandit will be spending Christmas together (Picture: Kayla Severi/Caters News) Just look at that handsome face (Picture: Kayla Severi/Caters News)Kayla said: ‘When she got home, I’d laid out the lollies and my work on the kitchen table, and then I asked her there and then for a puppy.

Beagle Luigi is crowned pet slimming champion after giving up roast dinners

Beagle Luigi is crowned pet slimming champion after giving up roast dinners

Missi put on weight thanks to a passion for ice cream (Picture: PA)Owner Gemma Pittaway, from Walsall, said at the start of Missi’s challenge: ‘She gets very excited when she hears the ice cream van coming – it’s her favourite.

Man prescribed emotional support dog faces eviction for having a ‘pet’

Man prescribed emotional support dog faces eviction for having a ‘pet’

Christopher Palmer, 63, says he wouldn’t be able to leave the house without his beagle Tammy (Picture: SWNS)A man with severe mental health issues faces eviction after doctors prescribed him an emotional support dog.

German shepherd with dwarfism still looks like a puppy at two years old

German shepherd with dwarfism still looks like a puppy at two years old

Ranger has pituitary dwarfism (@ranger_thegshepherd/SWNS)Ranger the German shepherd is two – but you’d be forgiven for thinking he’s still a puppy.He’s now two years old (@ranger_thegshepherd/SWNS)‘In the weeks following we took him home and he was parasite free but later on ended up getting a parasite called giardia.