‘It’s a Game for Them.’ Scientists Around the World Are Teaching Dogs to Sniff Out COVID-19

The coronavirus sniffer dogs Valo (L) and E.T. sit near their trainers at the Helsinki airport in Vantaa, Finland, to detect the COVID-19 from the arriving passengers, on September 22, 2020. Credit – Antti Aimo-Koivisto—Lehtikuva/AFP/Getty Images

Steve Lindsay, a public health entomologist at Durham University, is midway through explaining how dogs might play a role in detecting COVID-19 infections when a decidedly less-well trained canine interrupts our conversation.

“If you’ll

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Perfect staycation destinations for discerning dogs and top tips to keep a pet happy on holiday

Pet owners planning a staycation to end the summer will be scouring destinations looking for a suitable place to take their four-legged friend to join the family fun.

Leaving pets behind can be heart-breaking, with many families refusing to go on holiday without them.

Pet food specialist Lily’s Kitchen has researched the most suitable destinations for discerning dogs.

Super-active breeds – like Border Collies – need plenty of exercise, so

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