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You might cringe at the mention of TikTok, the wildly successful Chinese social-media platform. But you’d be a fool for underestimating it. Downloaded on three billion cell phones – more than the population of China and India together – TikTok’s revenues last year amounted to US$34 billion – more than the individual GDP of half the world’s countries. TikTok has risen to global popularity and made its investors rich through the use of an advanced...

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The research is stacked up: owning pets is a clearly a very healthy thing to do. From reducing stress, lowering depression, loneliness, anxiety and cholesterol; boosting serotonin and, in the case of dogs, increasing activity levels — even a longer life span — the benefits are many and well-documented. We know this at Livehealthy, where the entire editorial team are pet-lovers. Meet our menagerie. A black desert cat Ann Marie McQueen, editor I was adamant that...

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Dogs first became domesticated more than 10,000 years ago but until relatively recently – two or three centuries ago – most had to earn their keep by working as hunters or guardians of livestock and property or clearing vermin. Cultural differences also mean that keeping an animal merely as a pet, for pleasure and companionship rather than for work, is a less common practice in the Middle East. All that said, it is possible for pets...

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The list of where you can hang out with your dog on a day off – or even a day on – is getting longer all the time. There’s even an app for it: Flopster, which brings the UAE’s pet-loving community together, tells everyone where dogs and people can hang out together and has some zx great images of dogs having a great time across the emirates.  Of course there are golden rules to follow...

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It’s a sign of the times when a Friday at a popular community eatery like Reform Social & Grill in The Lakes is completely devoted to dogs.  Enter the March 5 Pooch A Palooza Kisses and Wiggle Fest, as advertised on Doggie Adventures Dubai, one of the growing number of social media accounts that keeps tabs on all the places dogs are welcome. Pet adoption exploded when the UAE went into lockdown and as people...