Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

The association was forced to clarify that only cat owners who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus should keep their pets indoors, after a study found cats can spread the virus.

A tiger has coronavirus: Is your pet at risk?

A tiger has coronavirus: Is your pet at risk?

It's believed the Bronx tiger got sick from a human, and as of March 25, at least two dogs in Hong Kong had tested positive for the coronavirus after close human contacts also did, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

How to keep your pooch engaged indoors

How to keep your pooch engaged indoors

Once it gets used to that, use two cups and place the treat under one of them as the dog watches it.Now, encourage the dog to turn over the correct cup and grab the treat.

Coronavirus: Dog called ‘Soda Pup’ delivers wine during lockdown

Coronavirus: Dog called ‘Soda Pup’ delivers wine during lockdown

“After we could no longer have our guests come into the winery in a social setting, I noticed that Soda was looking a little sad,” Stone House owner Lori Yata told Today.

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.

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

The RSPCA has launched an emergency appeal amid the coronavirus outbreak (Image: RSPCA) The charity is appealing for donations as it continues to rescue and care for animals during the pandemic (Image: RSPCA)“We are facing immense challenges and huge pressures on strained resources, but our hugely dedicated teams are out there dealing with emergencies and our centres continue to deliver vital care to thousands of animals, with more expected in the coming weeks.

Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

The virus has also shown itself capable of spreading to pets, with a third animal, a cat belonging to a Belgian owner, being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Friday night.(Picture: Getty Images)Belgium’s National Council for Animal Protection has stressed that there is ‘no reason to abandon your animal’ over coronavirus fears.

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.

Coronavirus UK: Dog helps neighbours deliver letters during pandemic

Coronavirus UK: Dog helps neighbours deliver letters during pandemic

Nugget is dropping off letters from Ava’s next door neighbour (Picture: Sarah Jayne)The coronavirus pandemic has revealed heroes across the world – like the woman in self-isolation who leaves packed lunches outside her house for strangers or the woman who gets her entire neighbourhood to sing for her fiancé’s 30th birthday .

Good dog fetches bag of Cheetos from shop for his quarantined owner

Good dog fetches bag of Cheetos from shop for his quarantined owner

The goodest boy (Picture: Anthony Munoz)You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks but in the coronavirus pandemic even our furry friends are stepping up to the task.

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.

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.

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.

Why fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic is a win-win

Why fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic is a win-win

U.S. animal shelters and rescue organizations always rely on volunteers to care for dogs, cats and other pets in their homes temporarily while they wait for a forever home, but foster families will be particularly important during the coronavirus pandemic.

How to stay sane at home with the help of your pet

How to stay sane at home with the help of your pet

We can play games with our dogs, such as creating a scent hunt by hiding little bits of kibble or treats around the home — under the bed, at the side of a dresser, or the top of stairs.

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.

World’s first dog to have Covid-19 dies after beating virus

World’s first dog to have Covid-19 dies after beating virus

The Pomeranian, 17, was quarantined at a government facility in Hong Kong last month after being believed to have caught coronavirus from its owner, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee, 60.

Dogs working from home during coronavirus crisis? There's an Instagram account for that

Dogs working from home during coronavirus crisis? There's an Instagram account for that

That bit of happiness became @DogsWorkingFromHome, an Instagram account dedicated to the pets that both enliven and complicate working remotely.Thanks to a callout on Billie and Ollie’s account, Polchleb says he has had hundreds of submissions to the account on its first day live.

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.

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Crufts 2020: How do dogs get their pedigree names?

Annually the prestigious dog show is organised by The Kennel Club, which is also the major body responsible for the naming and registering of pedigree dogs.But for a purebred dog to be considered pedigree, the dog must be registered by an organisation such as The Kennel Club.