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Can the novel coronavirus be transmitted on animal fur?

While there exists a possibility that household pets can become infected with coronavirus (albeit a low one), to what extent can pet fur or skin be a transmission route for viral infection to a human?

French to be allowed outside to adopt a pet

Paris - France has decided to allow people outside to adopt a pet from animal shelters, despite strict home confinement measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dog ownership is associated with longer life

A new study finds that dog ownership is associated with longer life. This finding is especially so when it applies heart attack and stroke survivors, where owning a dog was found to lower the risk of death for those who live alone.

Dog wounded in Baghdadi raid back on duty

Washington - The military dog slightly wounded in the US raid which resulted in the death of jihadist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is recovering and back on duty, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.

For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors

Paris - At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday.

Stray pup emerges top dog in elite Indian sniffer squad

Kolkata - Some 18 months after been rescued from stone-throwing children, an Indian street mutt has emerged top dog in an elite bomb- and drug-sniffing squad.

'From pharm to table' — Martha Stewart to become cannabis advisor

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is joining Canadian marijuana producer Canopy Growth as an adviser to help develop and launch a line of pot-based products for humans and animals, it said on Thursday.

Why are cats antisocial? It's actually down to you

When a cat seems anti-social the reason is probably less to do with the feline friend than with the person it is reacting to. New animal psychology shows that cats are social with people who pay them attention and are aloof to those who ignore them.

Britain bans puppy and kitten sales by pet shops

London - Britain is forbidding puppies and kittens from being sold by pet shops in a bid to crack down on animal exploitation and abuse.

Yes, your furry friend could help save your life

A study conducted by npower, in order to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning, has revealed how our relationships with our pets has a huge part to play in discovering a leak and how our lack of understanding might be threatening our health.

Science shows pets can tell the time

New research finds that your pet, be that a cat or a dog, has the ability to tell the time, especially when it is time to fed and where the pet’s owner appears to be dawdling in relation to this process.

Brittany Snow talks 'Milkshake,' 'Someone Great' for Netflix Special

Actress Brittany Snow chatted with Digital Journal about her road adventure with her dog, Billie, as well as her upcoming projects "Milkshake" and the romantic comedy "Someone Great" for Netflix.

English Bulldog drools way to World's Ugliest Dog crown

Petaluma - With a lolling tongue and a propensity to drool, English Bulldog Zsa Zsa won best in show at World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California.

English Bulldog drools way to World's Ugliest Dog crown

Petaluma - With a lolling tongue and a propensity to drool, English Bulldog Zsa Zsa won best in show at World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

Seoul - A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.

Poisoned spy's pets are dead, UK confirms

London - A cat and two guinea pigs owned by the former double agent poisoned in the UK are dead, the British government confirmed late Thursday after questions were raised by Russia.

Dog dies in United Airlines overhead bin

Washington - A dog has died during a United Airlines flight after a flight attendant insisted it be placed in an overhead bin.The black French bulldog was in a pet carrier during the flight Monday from Houston to New York.

Oui oui: France's presidential pooch leaves palace puddle

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo has been filmed casually peeing on an ornate fireplace at the Elysee Palace as the French leader met with members of his government.

France gets First Dog: Macron adopts labrador mix Nemo

Paris - In keeping with time-honoured French presidential tradition, Emmanuel Macron has given the country a First Dog.

Study throws dog domestication theories to the wolves

Paris - From the tiny chihuahua to the massive Saint Bernard, domestic dogs today trace their roots to a single group of wolves that crossed the path of humans as long as 40,000 years ago, researchers said Tuesday.

Pet-parent Stefanie Michaels talks pet-friendly travel tips Special

New York - World renowned travel expert and pet-parent Stefanie Michaels chatted with Digital Journal. She gave pet-friendly travel tips for the summer season.

Polling station pooches lift spirits in UK election

London - Alsatians, poodles, pinschers and pugs lined up at Britain's polling stations on Thursday as thousands of voters brought their canine companions to take part in the general election.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Keeping pets lowers allergy risk

Toronto - Does keeping cats and dogs help to protect children from developing allergies and does it also help to reduce obesity levels? These are the indicators from a new U.S. survey on families that keep pets. The reason comes down to the human microbiome.

Rumor has it: German Shepherd crowned at Westminster

New York - After endless primping, cheers and more than a little drool, the Westminster Dog Show culminated with a triumph for a German Shepherd named Rumor.

Dog forced into rushing water while making A Dog's Purpose

Filmmakers for the Hollywood film 'A Dog's Purpose' have been criticized after footage shows them forcing a dog into water against its will.

Exotic to mainstream: Australians wild about unusual pets

Sydney - The proud owner of dingo 'Kimba', James Bornstein, is part of the new wave of Australian exotic pet lovers whose unconventional companions are growing in popularity.

Pets help people through mental illness

Manchester - People who keep pets are often healthier than those who do not, according to a new study. The study focuses on people who suffer with a major mental illness.
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Chloe  my friend s innocent and playful young dog as opposed to Fido.
Chloe, my friend's innocent and playful young dog as opposed to Fido.
Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial rec...
Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial recognition technology.
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Dogs adjusting to Chicago's blizzard of 2011
A woman transports her goods on a donkey on Mount Elgon slopes in Kapchorwa  eastern Uganda on Octob...
A woman transports her goods on a donkey on Mount Elgon slopes in Kapchorwa, eastern Uganda on October 20, 2010. Transportation is a problem in the area which has poor roads.
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Female beige registered pomeranian about five years of age.
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In the Snow Feb 2010
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Dog climbing on owner's back similar to a monkey.
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This dog is not very happy about wearing dog booties
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Dog in snow drifts during blizzard of 2010-2011 season.  December 2010.
Dog in snow drifts during blizzard of 2010-2011 season. December 2010.
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A typical guide dog
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General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
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Furry little guy getting lots of love from the audience.
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The aptly named Foster, in need of a foster home.
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My ex- co-worker while "enjoying" his lunch in the section of Port Moody, BC that can be truly called "self-proclaimed DogTown". Dogs' owners went to nearby Starbucks to enjoy their cup of coffee, away from their pooches eyesight.
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Baby alligators are cute when they are young, but can grow to great lengths. They are not pets, but wild animals.
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Exploring and "making their mark" is another favorite past time for many of the dogs.
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