Dogs and cats can catch coronavirus, new study shows

Dogs and cats can catch coronavirus, new study shows

Vet experts have warned pet owners with symptoms to stay away from their animals in case they infect them too (Picture: Reuters)‘While eligible participant number was limited by relatively low human transmission rates in the study area, these preliminary results suggest that a substantial proportion of pets in households of persons with Covid-19 end up developing antibodies,’ added Professor Bienzle.

Woman launches fundraiser to build centre for disabled dogs

Woman launches fundraiser to build centre for disabled dogs

Some of the dogs that Victoria has saved (Picture: Victoria Bryceson)When lockdown struck, Victoria Bryceson was in the process of pulling together funds to build an animal centre for disabled dogs and casts.

Best steam cleaners to keep your floors and surfaces sparkling

Best steam cleaners to keep your floors and surfaces sparkling

Steam cleaners can make quick work of cleaning floors and other surfaces.By heating up water to produce steam at high pressure, they aim to get rid of dirt, grease stain and germs in record time, and without the need for harsh detergents – better for both your surfaces and the environment.

Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

The team, at Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China, found that cats are highly susceptible to Covid-19 and appear to be able to transmit the virus through respiratory droplets to other cats.Experts said the findings were credible, but that they did not indicate cats were an important vector in spreading the disease between humans.

Dog who’s been waiting for a home for seven years begs for a ‘second chance’

Dog who’s been waiting for a home for seven years begs for a ‘second chance’

But while she’s fully trained and a lovely dog, getting Ginger adopted has been tricky, in part because she needs to be the only pet at home and can’t live with small children.

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

“The changes have the potential to make a real difference to the number of dogs and cats surrendered to Victoria shelters, and keep more pets with their owners for life,” she said.

Tell us about your cat disputes with your neighbours

Tell us about your cat disputes with your neighbours

After one disagreement over a cat resulted in a £20,000 court case, we would like to hear about your experiences.But having a cat can make life difficult – especially when it comes to relationships with our neighbours.

Labrador picks up thousands of pieces of rubbish to clean beach

Labrador picks up thousands of pieces of rubbish to clean beach

Fliss hopes that when people spot Molly hard at work, they’ll think twice about littering (Picture: Fliss Cater / SWNS).Good girl, Molly (Picture: Fliss Cater / SWNS)‘We want to get people involved or at least make them think twice before disposing of their litter so carelessly.

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.

Can you take dogs into polling stations?

Can you take dogs into polling stations?

(Picture: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)There’s no denying that in the midst of a fraught General Election while tensions are running high, the prospect of seeing some good old dogs at polling stations when the public goes to vote this week is a warming thought .

‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

‘Unicorn puppy’ with tail growing out of his head is rescued from the street

He has been nicknamed a ‘unicorn puppy’ (Picture: MEGA) Vets say he is perfectly healthy (Picture: MEGA)Vets said the puppy has a clean bill of health, but Ms Steffen doesn’t want to adopt him out until they know whether his ‘unicorn horn’ will become an issue.

'Unicorn' puppy with 2nd tail on his face rescued by shelter

'Unicorn' puppy with 2nd tail on his face rescued by shelter

The second that dog shelter owner Rochelle Steffen first laid eyes on a tiny "unicorn" puppy that has a tail growing out of his face, she had two thoughts.

How to Keep Dogs Off Furniture

How to Keep Dogs Off Furniture

Teaching pups a specific cue that gives them permission to get on furniture helps ensure that your wet or muddy dog doesn’t ruin your upholstery or bother your guests.

George H.W. Bush’s dog Sully lies in front of casket in heartbreaking photo

George H.W. Bush’s dog Sully lies in front of casket in heartbreaking photo

"(Sully) will be working alongside fellow VetDogs facility dogs SGT Dillon and SGT Truman who are there to assist with physical and occupational therapy to wounded soldiers and active duty personnel during their journey to recovery at Walter Reed Bethesda,'' the organization wrote on Facebook.

GREAT ESCAPE: Dramatic moment rescued tigers said goodbye to the circus

GREAT ESCAPE: Dramatic moment rescued tigers said goodbye to the circus

Keeping the animals healthy and entertained helps build their muscles and improve their condition, says the charity.Tiger cubs heading for a new life of luxury (Image: Animal Defenders International )While ADI continues to work with the Guatemalan animal welfare and wildlife departments to enforce the ban on circus animals, officials will be preparing documentation over the next few months so the rescued big cats can begin the next stage of their lives.For the lions, this will be a journey to a new 450-plus acre sanctuary in their natural homeland of South Africa.

How This Cool Kitty Cafe Helps Humans Find Purr-fect Pets

How This Cool Kitty Cafe Helps Humans Find Purr-fect Pets

So much so, in fact, that the feline-adoring social entrepreneurs co-founded a unique small business in Lower Manhattan in New York City dedicated to helping homeless kitties find forever homes.