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Why having a pet at your side is helpful during COVID-19

April 2, 2020 By admin

Isolation can be tricky, but as a March 30th study published in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) points out, there are great benefits to having an animal at your side.  However, before we dive into the science, let’s address one very important point: There is no evidence that companion animals spread COVID-19 Experts believe that the ability for a pet to pass COVID-19 on to a human recipient is low-to-non-existent.  While there are reports of two dogs in Hong Kong contracting the virus after close contact with their owners, the dogs never showed any symptoms, nor did they… Read More
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Worried about Covid-19? Here are some more practical tips to help you cope

March 26, 2020 By admin

As the world faces the unprecedented effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, here at Under One Woof we’ve compiled a handy guide to help you through these trying times. Whether you’re in self-isolation or able to leave the house, there’s plenty to grapple with.Given we’re based in Minneapolis, and a Minnesotan business, we’re going to concentrate on this state specifically, but no doubt the advice listed here will be applicable no matter where in the US you are – and the world at large. If you are leaving the house, keep 6 feet apart from other people Not displaying symptoms? Looking… Read More
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Dogs and coronavirus – what you need to know at this early stage of the virus

March 10, 2020 By admin

With close to one thousand people in the US now infected, the coronavirus outbreak has been global news, and has been spreading quickly since first coming to the attention of Chinese authorities on December 31st. But what does it mean for your pet? Can your dog contract COVID-19? And can he pass it along to you? Reports from Hong Kong suggest dogs can get the virusInitially, experts were of the opinion that domesticated dogs were immune to COVID-19. A recent case in Hong Kong, however, has changed that view, with a dog testing for “low-level” symptoms. Its owner, incidentally, also… Read More
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Can dogs get stressed?

March 3, 2020 By admin

Cortisol, that hormone that floods our body any time we’re under stress, is a reality of adult life. Busy commuter journeys, long office hours and piling commitments can send us into a heightened state of fight-or-flight. But, did you know that dogs get stressed as well? They too have cortisol to contend with. And what’s more, our furry friends tend to mirror the stress we’re feeling after a day’s work. In other words, if you’re coming home in a blind panic, your dog is going to respond in kind. What’s happening? A study in Nature shows there’s… Read More
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How to get the most out of your relationship with your dog

February 25, 2020 By admin

We all want to be good doggy parents but sometimes our best instincts actually hinder us. In the article to follow, we’re going to outline some common mistakes owners make, and what needs to happen to get the most out of your relationship together. Make a dog work for its treats and food No one likes a lazy person, and no one likes a lazy animal either. So why are you offering up treats galore when your dog hasn’t earned it? Try introducing a reward system into the fold. If your animal does what you want her to… Read More
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Why dogs are good for romantic relationships

February 17, 2020 By admin

It’s the season of love. Valentine’s Day consumed the past weekend and romantics all over America treated their partners to something special. But did you know that the biggest romantics might be dog owners? According to Rover.com – via Cesar’s Way – our furry friends are very good for fostering stronger bonds with our partners. The site recently ran a survey in which it polled 1,500 Americans to discover the link between dogs and romance. The findings were interesting to say the least – and here are some standouts. Nearly everyone agrees that a dog makes a household… Read More
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Dog care basics: how to be the best owner you can be (part one)

February 10, 2020 By admin

The basics of dog ownership might seem self-explanatory, but there are plenty of tips and tricks that often go unsaid. In this, the first part of a longer series, we’ll walk you through a few key things to keep in mind — from choosing a vet to getting nutrition right. How to choose the right vet ● Source recommendations from friends and family. Word of mouth is a fantastic way of finding the right expert for your animal. ● Consider the price and location. Faced with a long commute and pricey fees? These factors might put you off making… Read More
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What does your dog breed say about you? (Part Two)

February 3, 2020 By admin

In part two of this fun series (read part one here) we’re going to look at yet more dog breeds and dig in to the characteristics they usually share in common with their owner. In other words – what does your dog breed say about you? Do you own one of the breeds listed below? Do they share your temperament? Let us know in the comments feed. Boston TerrierYou’ve got plenty of spunk, and a bit of a bark to boot. You make a noise and like to be noticed, but in reality, you’re a sensitive soul and… Read More
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What does your dog breed say about you?

January 24, 2020 By admin

Let’s face it: we all think our dogs have a distinct personality and it’s usually a personality that conforms to the larger breed. So with that in mind, what do our dogs say about us? (Note, this is largely tongue-in-cheek and by no means an exhaustive, scientific list. BeaglesWith a nose for the tiniest detail, beagles and their owners are often the inquisitive sort and are not afraid to stir up trouble either! BoxersGot bags of energy? Never able to sit still? You’re likely to be a Boxer lover then. Boxers like nothing more than getting outdoors, meeting… Read More
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How to safely exercise with your dog

January 20, 2020 By admin

Exercise in the fresh air benefits us all. And of the best ways to spend your time outside? With your dog at your side. What sort of exercise can you do? Well, running, biking, hiking and even rollerblading are all viable options (no, we’re not talking about the traditional walk in this article). But it’s important to have a few safety measures in place. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the tips you’ll want to keep in mind to ensure everything goes smoothly. Avoid exercise with your dog when it’s raining – or too hotSlippery conditions could… Read More
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