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.
"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.
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.
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.".
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.
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.".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.