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Cats, dogs can catch COVID-19, but cats’ immune systems are better equipped to fight off infection, study says
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Cats, dogs can catch COVID-19, but cats’ immune systems are better equipped to fight off infection, study says

Cats shed the virus and infect other cats while infected dogs in the new study didn’t produce the virus in their upper respiratory tracts and didn’t shed it at all.

WHO says there is 'very little risk' that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19
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WHO says there is 'very little risk' that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19

Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist, told a Geneva news conference that felines, ferrets and "even tigers" have been infected with the disease.

Two pet cats, from New York, have tested positive for Coronavirus after getting infected by their owners
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Two pet cats, from New York, have tested positive for Coronavirus after getting infected by their owners

CDC has stressed that there’s no need for pet owners to panic, or rush to test their animals.

Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans
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Study finds that cats, ferrets can be infected by Coronavirus, WHO to look into transmission between pets and humans

Infected cats had the virus in the mouth, nose and small intestine while kittens had massive lesions in their lungs, nose and throat.

Hong Kong dog causes panic – but here's why you needn't worry about pets spreading COVID-19
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Hong Kong dog causes panic – but here's why you needn't worry about pets spreading COVID-19

For a number of different viruses human-to-dog transmission is theoretically possible but human-to-human spread is much more efficient.

Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as children
India

Pooch matters: Dogs get say in owners' mate selection, show studies; women see pet canines as children

Women placed value on how their dog reacted to a potential mate, in the same way that she would put value on how her human children would react to a potential mate, according to studies.

Copy Cat: Chinese firms Sinogene successfully clones its first cat, Garlic
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Copy Cat: Chinese firms Sinogene successfully clones its first cat, Garlic

The first major success in animal cloning was Dolly the sheep who was born in Britain in 1996.

Cats get their way: Better for cats, caretakers that they stay indoors, study finds
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Cats get their way: Better for cats, caretakers that they stay indoors, study finds

Cats transmit diseases to caretakers & while you may not mind, some are potentially lethal, study finds.

Dogs have a much better understanding of human speech than previously suspected
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Dogs have a much better understanding of human speech than previously suspected

Looks like dogs may understand human speech more than we have given them credit for in the past.

Watch: 32Stitches redefines the adage 'Dogs are a man's best friend' with his latest single Fallout
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Watch: 32Stitches redefines the adage 'Dogs are a man's best friend' with his latest single Fallout

32 Stitches has also released a remix pack featuring BEAUZ, Far & Few and Zeus X Crona.

Bengaluru civic body's 'One pet per flat' rule outrages dog owners and canine lovers in India's Silicon Valley
India

Bengaluru civic body's 'One pet per flat' rule outrages dog owners and canine lovers in India's Silicon Valley

Bengaluru's civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issued a new pet dog licensing regulation on Monday which states that "only one approved dog can be reared in a flat while an independent house cannot have more than three dogs", as per the official release.

Petcube's new gadgets will let pets take selfie videos and call you up when you're away
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Petcube's new gadgets will let pets take selfie videos and call you up when you're away

Petcube Play has a built-in laser that owners can control using the mobile app, while Petcube Bites can let users launch treats in the air as a reward.

Celebrate Diwali this year with sensitivity towards animals, appeals NGO
India

Celebrate Diwali this year with sensitivity towards animals, appeals NGO

The festival of lights calls for celebrations and merrymaking. Light diyas, burst crackers or party with family and friends, but do spare a thought for the animals and the birds that are as much a part of this society as we are.

Google Photos can now recognise even your pets in its latest update
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Google Photos can now recognise even your pets in its latest update

Google Photos can now recognise your pets. You no longer need to type in 'dog' or 'cat' in your Photos search box to search for photos of your pets

A Dog’s Purpose movie review: A feel-good film for those who're fond of pets
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A Dog’s Purpose movie review: A feel-good film for those who're fond of pets

On the downside, A Dog's Purpose offers little to those who don’t have pets

Has your dog been behaving oddly? A ready reckoner to understanding canine gestures
Life

Has your dog been behaving oddly? A ready reckoner to understanding canine gestures

The dog has a specific body language — and learning it is to open your eyes to a completely new world

Brazil Open: Who's a good dog? The tennis ball retrievers at Sao Paulo for 2nd straight year
Sports

Brazil Open: Who's a good dog? The tennis ball retrievers at Sao Paulo for 2nd straight year

The ball dogs are back for the second consecutive year at the Brazil open and once again stole the show during the semifinal match, Saturday.

Watch: At the Cat Café Studio in Mumbai, cuddle up with a feline while sipping on chai
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Watch: At the Cat Café Studio in Mumbai, cuddle up with a feline while sipping on chai

Apart from brownies and chai, the Cat Café Studio also has cat food for the 50-odd in-house felines, that you can cuddle with when you visit the premises

Open letter to a stray dog: We have done more harm than good to your breed, and other animals
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Open letter to a stray dog: We have done more harm than good to your breed, and other animals

Writes equal rights activist Harish Iyer on the culling of stray dogs: "Killing is never the answer, and witnessing something as horrible as culling of a bleeding, screaming, crying sentient being leaves a horrible dent in the minds of people who perpetuate it and also those who witness it."