Dog daycare: who will look after your pet when you go in to work? | Dogs

Over the past year, dogs have provided locked-down owners with comfort, company and a reason to head out for long restorative walks. There are 12 million of them in the UK, according to data from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association. And because of the coronavirus pandemic, a whole generation of puppies have never spent any time alone, while older dogs have got used to always having someone around. Now that we can leave the house again, that may be about to change.

“Our biggest concern as people start returning to work outside the home is that pets will need

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UC Davis Standing Equine PET Scanner Now in Use at Golden Gate Fields – Business Solutions for Equine Practitioners

The UC Davis PET scanner is now transported regularly to use at Golden Gate Fields racetrack to help improve racehorse health and welfare.

The University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) standing equine positron emission tomography (PET) scanner is officially in use at Golden Gate Fields racetrack in Berkeley, California. This equipment provides imaging at the molecular level to monitor racehorse health and guide training and medical care. 

The scanner (the MILEPET from LONGMILE Veterinary Imaging) allows for imaging of a horse’s leg while under mild sedation, eliminating the time, cost and health risks associated with general anesthesia.

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A Bangor cemetery will now let people be buried with their pets

It’s estimated that close to two-thirds of American households have at least one pet — mostly dogs and cats, who are often treated as treasured members of the family, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Those numbers aren’t lost on Stephen Burrill, director of Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor, who in recent years has fielded a number of requests from individuals and couples who wish to be buried with their beloved dog or cat. But before this year, pet burials of any kind were not allowed at Mt. Hope.

Over the past year, Burrill and his staff at

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Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center urging public to come adopt

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center has an urgent need for people to adopt a pet this weekend, due to the shelter taking in more animals in one day than the normally take in one week.

“Normally we take in maybe sixty to seventy animals in a week,” says Lynn Borque, the shelter’s adoption supervisor. “In one day we took in sixty-one animals.”

Borque believes the increase in owner surrenders is because people think that since the shelter is no-kill, they can take in more pets, but she says that is not the case. Although they have

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We got used to being home with our pets during the pandemic. Now what?

Jeff Knollmiller says his 14-year-old lab, Trevor, saved his life.

“I don’t know if I would have made it without (him),” the 64-year-old Palm Springs resident said of the dog. “I was shoved in this little tiny space surrounded by all this animal love.”

For these last 15 months, Knollmiller spent many afternoons watching Netflix guilt-free, cuddled on the couch with Trevor tucked into his left side and his now deceased cat, Chase, on his right. “They’re like our kids — they’re family,” Knollmiller said. “I’ve realized that more so than ever during COVID.”

A recent survey from, an

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