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First case of UK dog catching Covid-19 from owner confirmed

First case of UK dog catching Covid-19 from owner confirmed

A pet dog has tested positive for Covid-19 on 3 November following tests at the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) laboratory in Weybridge, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed. The dog is believed to have caught the virus from the owners, and is currently recovering at home
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#EndTheTrend: vets campaign to end use of flat-faced pets in adverts

#EndTheTrend: vets campaign to end use of flat-faced pets in adverts

On Thursday 21 October, Blue Cross staff and vets campaigned outside London’s top stores to launch the charity’s new campaign #EndTheTrend – calling for brands to phase out the use of any brachycephalic (flat-faced) pets in their future advertising and marketing materials.
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Participate in the ‘largest study of autoimmune diseases ever conducted’

Participate in the ‘largest study of autoimmune diseases ever conducted’

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is calling for owners of dogs in the UK with autoimmune diseases to take part in a vital piece of new research, which aims to gather data and insight into the diagnosis, treatment response and outcomes of these dogs.
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Vets urge pet owners to start preparing for Bonfire Night

Vets urge pet owners to start preparing for Bonfire Night

As Bonfire Night approaches, kicking off firework season, vet charity PDSA is urging pet owners to take preventive action to “reduce the extreme distress and suffering that fireworks can cause for many of our four-legged friends”.
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Top tips to pet-proof your Halloween celebrations

Top tips to pet-proof your Halloween celebrations

Ahead of the spooky celebrations, MoneySuperMarket unveils its top tips for looking out for your furry companions amidst the fun. Whether you’ll be carving pumpkins or pounding the streets to go trick or treating, it can be an especially frightening time of year for household pets.
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Pet Obesity Awareness Month: reducing your dog’s weight in a healthy way

Pet Obesity Awareness Month: reducing your dog’s weight in a healthy way

Healthy eating and exercise are just as important for your pets as it is for you. Considering that 1 in 14 dogs in the UK are considered overweight or obese, it is important to know the facts about how obesity can affect our pets and to understand what to do to prevent it.
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‘Puffer fish’ dog gets new lease of life

‘Puffer fish’ dog gets new lease of life

Lily, a Jack Russell-type dog who was described as resembling a puffer fish due to her size, is enjoying life after slimming down to a more healthy weight.
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Pet dogs can predict owners’ epileptic seizures, study confirms

Pet dogs can predict owners’ epileptic seizures, study confirms

We know that dogs can be trained to detect an astounding array of medical issues, including cancer, Covid, dangerous drops in blood sugar and upcoming seizures. There have been instances of dogs with no formal training being able to predict their owners’ seizures – but no study had investigated these claims until now.
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Meet the vets tackling rabies door to door in India

Meet the vets tackling rabies door to door in India

Throughout World Rabies Day (28 September), vets from Humane Society International/India went door-to-door in the remote villages of Dori and Dopenatti in Dharwad, southwest India, to vaccinate the free-ranging domestic dog population.
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Teenage girl talks about regaining freedom thanks to her assistance dog

Teenage girl talks about regaining freedom thanks to her assistance dog

Born with a rare hereditary condition, eighteen-year-old Azaria Moyse is sharing her story and how her Dogs for Good assistance dog, Bronte, gives her the confidence to go out alone for the first time in almost five years.
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The dangers of virtual puppy meetings

The dangers of virtual puppy meetings

New research released by the Kennel Club sheds light on an “alarming lockdown legacy” for the puppy-buying public, as virtual meetings with pups and ‘click and drop’ purchases seem set to stay even after lockdown.
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Jellyfish danger for dogs

Jellyfish danger for dogs

For a human, a jellyfish sting is simply painful (unless you’re allergic) but for our four-legged friends, an encounter could be fatal. The warning comes after two puppies on Seaburn beach in Sunderland became violently ill after licking a jellyfish.
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