Dogs, cats go missing on the 4th of July more than any other day

Dogs, cats go missing on the 4th of July more than any other day

More pets reportedly went missing around the Fourth of July than any other time of the year. That’s what a public service announcement from the Wichita Police Department I told Kansas residents earlier this year, and it appears that warning has also been given by Pet Amber Alert, a pet finder service in the US. … Read more

COVID-sniffing dogs can also smell, detect long COVID: study

COVID-sniffing dogs can also smell, detect long COVID: study

Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover have been studying dogs’ abilities to sniff out COVID-19 since April 2020. This is Otto, one such dog researchers trained in 2020. Sebastian Meller While researchers already discovered a trained dog’s nose can identify COVID-19 with its scent-detecting capabilities, dogs have now demonstrated they can also … Read more

Therapy Dogs, Volunteers Receive Governor’s Award for Service to Cone Health

Therapy Dogs, Volunteers Receive Governor’s Award for Service to Cone Health

The group received a top service award for supporting frontline workers during the pandemic. Greensboro – The state’s top office has recognized some special volunteers for their invaluable service to Cone Health staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of volunteers – and their therapy dogs – from North Carolina Pet … Read more

The Difference Between a Guard Dog and a Watch Dog

The Difference Between a Guard Dog and a Watch Dog

Photo: pavlinas (Shutterstock) In addition to providing companionship, (some) dogs are also hard workers. For example, some breeds are excellent at herding sheep or cattle, while others use their heightened sense of smell to sniff out drugs or diseases. And many dogs—whether they’re trained to do so or not—act as furry, four-legged doorbells, alerting their … Read more

Rocklin resident judges country’s most important dog show

Rocklin resident judges country’s most important dog show

Alvin Eng is seen in an undated photo. The Rocklin resident was an obedience judge this month for the Westminster Dog Show, the country’s most prestigious dog show. Westminster Kennel Club Stepping into the ring of purple and gold is a rare and exciting achievement. Years of training, hard work, unimaginable discipline and obedience, coming … Read more