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    Sales of eco-friendly pet food soar as owners become aware of impact | Environment

    Eco-friendly pet food is on the rise as dog and cat owners become more aware of the impact of their beloved pet’s diet. New figures released exclusively to the Guardian show that the number of pet food products containing Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified sustainable seafood has grown by 57% in the UK during the last five years, from 49 to 77. In the last year alone consumers bought more than 7m tins, pouches and packs of MSC-certified pet food. Globally, pets consume about 20% of the world’s meat and fish, a number set to rise with the trend for consumers to feed them human-grade meat. An area double the size…

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    Canned pet food shortage causing woes among pet owners

    HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) — Some of the big retailers are finding ways to avert the supply chain issues. Stores like WalMart, Target and Macy’s are re-routing ships to ports that are not as congested. The stores are also hiring more workers, and unloading cargo during off-hours. In some cases, stores opting for air freight instead of container ships.The Biden Administration recently announced that the port of Los Angeles would run 24 hours a day, but that has not happened yet. While toilette paper and baby food are in short supply, canned cat and dog food have also made the list. The shortage in canned pet food is causing an increase…

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    Can I give you a call bark? DogPhone lets pets ring their owners | Dogs

    Whether it is a silent stare or simply a rousing bark, dogs have found myriad ways to communicate with humans. Now researchers have created a hi-tech option for canines left home alone: a ball that allows them to call their owners on the old dog and bone. The device – nicknamed the DogPhone – is a soft ball that, when moved, sends a signal to a laptop that launches a video call, and the sound of a ringing telephone. The owner can choose whether to take the call, and when to hang up, while they can also place a call to their pet – although the dog has to move…

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    Health workers in China are killing pets while their owners are in quarantine : NPR

    A resident walks her dogs in Beijing. Municipal authorities in the city of Shangrao apologized and posted a statement online saying that workers who killed a dog while its owner was away in quarantine had been fired. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption toggle caption Ng Han Guan/AP A resident walks her dogs in Beijing. Municipal authorities in the city of Shangrao apologized and posted a statement online saying that workers who killed a dog while its owner was away in quarantine had been fired. Ng Han Guan/AP BEIJING — Local health workers in some Chinese cities are breaking into people’s homes and killing their pets while the owners are in…

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    Leo, the Cinque Terre hotel dog who saved his owner’s life

    (CNN) — Ten years ago, the Italian area of Cinque Terre was hit by a deadly flood. On October 25, 2011, the five tiny fishing villages — which had long been a magnet for tourists from all over the world — were hit by one of the worst inundations the area had ever seen. Thirteen people were killed, and many more lost property and possessions. The streets of Vernazza, perhaps the most famous of the villages, were feet-deep in mud. Everyone in Cinque Terre has a story to tell about that terrible day. One of the most extraordinary comes from a local hotel owner, Pierpaolo Paradisi. He says that on…

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    Dog owner’s golden retriever and Siberian husky ‘accidentally’ had a puppy

    Not all accidents are bad. Some mistakes can yield joyful results. A pet owner got a taste of serendipity thanks to her Siberian husky and golden retriever.  We never know what our pets are up to when we’re not keeping a close eye. Sometimes they get into a bit of mischief, and there’s no turning back. Dog owner Cori Baker made her TikTok debut with quite the big announcement. For her very first video, she shared her two dogs’ so-called “accident.”  Decode and demystify Gen Z’s latest online slang terms with In The Know’s new glossary. “Have you ever seen a golden retriever x husky?” she asked.  Baker showed footage…

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    One in 5 pets catch COVID from their owners: study

    If you think you might have COVID-19, it’s probably a good idea to stay well away from your pets. That’s according to the author of a Dutch study. Utrect University doctor Els Broens discovered a significant number of cats and dogs might be catching the disease from their owners. “About one out of five pets will catch the disease from their owners, because the most likely transmission is from human to pet. This is a rather high prevalence, but on the other hand, luckily, the animals do not get very ill from it.” Broens’ study tested 156 dogs and 154 cats from 196 households where humans were known to have…

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