Coronavirus: How pets are supporting people through the loneliness of lockdown

Coronavirus: How pets are supporting people through the loneliness of lockdown

"Living alone, especially during the current lockdown, makes me feel extra grateful to have Jarvis with me," she says.

Training mistakes to avoid

Training mistakes to avoid

Treats aren’t always good: Treats are a good way to start training, but once your dog starts to get the hang of the command, you must start cutting down the treats before it becomes a habit.

Coronavirus UK: Vets reassure owners they can still take their pets despite lockdown

Coronavirus UK: Vets reassure owners they can still take their pets despite lockdown

If it’s an emergency, you can still go to the vet with your pet (Picture: Getty Images/Cultura RF)With the world in upheaval due to COVID-19, previously-important things like MOTs and dental checkups have gone out the window.

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

As shelters brace for fewer volunteers and more surrendered animals, Australians are being urged to consider adopting or fostering.As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, RSPCA shelters around Australia have had to change their hours and take a number of other steps to protect their employees, volunteers and animals.

What about the other key workers?

What about the other key workers?

As frontline workers, cleaners deserve better pay and conditions, writes Mike Cash , RMT general secretary, and Audrey Butler believes we are all key to society.Meanwhile, Lucy Matthews is emphatic that the Pets at Home stores do provide an essential service.

Online vet launches 24/7 service so you can look after your pet in self-isolation

Online vet launches 24/7 service so you can look after your pet in self-isolation

‘Currently there is limited evidence that your pets can be infected with COVID-19 and no evidence that pet dogs or cats can be a source of infection to other animals or to humans,’ said Samantha Webster, a veterinary surgeon with eight years of experience.

Twinkle Khanna: Twinkle Khanna's message for pet owners is a must-read for all who are panicking about Coronavirus

Twinkle Khanna: Twinkle Khanna's message for pet owners is a must-read for all who are panicking about Coronavirus

Pet owners across the glove started panicking when a 17-year-old Pomeranian tested 'weakly' positive for Coronavirus in China; the dog died three days after returning home.Like Twinkle Khanna said, please do not abandon your pets for the fear of getting Coronavirus from them.

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.

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

If adopting or fostering isn't something you can do, the organization recommends donating supplies to both animal shelters and other organizations like human food banks.Similar to HSUS' recommendations, Lacey suggests reaching out to your local shelters to see if they need help fostering or adopting animals.

Dogs have their day at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Canberra

Dogs have their day at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Canberra

The National Sheep Dog Trial Championships have been running in Canberra for 77 years.Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian Eighty-six-year-old Laurie Slater has two dogs competing in the top 20.

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 UK: Can your pet give you coronavirus? Your dog and cat COVID-19 questions answered

Coronavirus UK: Can your pet give you coronavirus? Your dog and cat COVID-19 questions answered

People have been kitting their pets out in masks (which is not necessary) (Picture: REUTERS/Aly Song)‘That said, there are numerous strains of coronavirus that affect animals: canine coronavirus (CCV), which is highly contagious amongst dogs , and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which is an illness that can manifest from coronavirus infection in cats.

Meet Xherdan, the world’s scariest-looking cat

Meet Xherdan, the world’s scariest-looking cat

Age: Six. Appearance: The world’s scariest cat.Xherdan is the world’s scariest cat.You know what cat owners are like.Is he really the world’s scariest cat, though?Do say: “Xherdan is the world’s scariest cat.”.

Eau de pawfum: is it barking mad to buy cologne for dogs?

Eau de pawfum: is it barking mad to buy cologne for dogs?

A runner-up at Crufts was scented with a calming floral spray – but canine perfumes aren’t just for show dogs.Dogs smell lovely.Do say: “Make dogs smell more tolerable with doggy cologne.”.

Crufts Best in Show winner celebrates by pooing on floor during victory lap

Crufts Best in Show winner celebrates by pooing on floor during victory lap

Maisie went to the toilet during her victory lap (Picture: Getty Images) Owner Kim McCalmont was forced to pick the poo up (Picture: BackGrid)Ms McCalmont said of her success: ‘I have to say wow, it’s not very believable at this moment.

Crufts 2020: What dog won Crufts tonight? Recap of top Crufts moments

Crufts 2020: What dog won Crufts tonight? Recap of top Crufts moments

Crufts 2020: Elsa the border collie performing to Light Fantastic from Mary Poppins (Image: CRUFTS) Crufts 2020: This pooch did not want to unfurl the banner at the end of the routine (Image: CHANNEL 4).

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.​".

How to protect dogs from canine coronavirus

How to protect dogs from canine coronavirus

Canine coronavirus can pass through infected bowls (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) The virus passed between dogs is completely different to the strain rapidly spreading between humans (Picture: EPA)Although it is not fatal it can cause gastroenteritis-type symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea in animals who pick it up.

Poops, I did it again!

Poops, I did it again!

Important thing to note is to remove the soiled paper/potty pad and clean the area thoroughly so that the pup doesn’t feel it’s his only permanent spot to relieve.

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.