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Articles: American Veterinary Medical Assocation

May 18 2020

Dr. Robin Downing: Human Animal Bond Association Conversation

Courage, Integrity, Curiosity, Brilliance – all words I use to describe the woman I get to introduce A LOT, Dr. Robin Downing. And I will get that privilege again on Thursday, May 21 at 8:30 ET,7:30 CT,6:30 MT as I interview Dr. Robin Downing, with my co-presenter Dr. Liz Bales. This talk is sponsored by…

May 10 2020

AVMF Provides Grants for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Wow – since published the AVMF fund has been depleted….but efforts are ongoing to increase funding to support additional technicians/nurses. It’s amazing that funds were depleted in, I believe, less than 24-hours. This demonstrates real need. If you are able to contribute, learn more at the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. So many heroes, obviously first…

May 1 2020

Dogs Should NOT Wear Masks to Protect Against COVID-19

Q: “My state just made it mandatory to wear a mask. I saw where I can get a mask for dogs online, should I do that? I also heard about the dog in North Carolina that tested positive (for COVID-19), and don’t want my dog to get sick. And I have a Pug as well.…

April 29 2020

Pug in North Carolina Reportedly Testing Positive for COVID-19; What Does that Mean?

It’s been widely reported that a Pug in North Carolina, named Winston, was found to be positive of the SARS corona virus 2 (SARS CoV-2) which causes COVID-19, and was coughing. Please understand that a coughing and/or lethargic dog is VERY UNLIKELY to be diagnosed with COVID-19, another cause is FAR more likely. Here’s what…

April 19 2020

AVMA on COVID-19 and Pets; Keeping Your Dog Busy When You’re Busy ; A Chicago Relief Net

When it comes to pets and COVID-19, the most up to date and real information is found through the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Once again, on my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, listen here to Dr. John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Howe begins answering whether or not dogs,…

April 16 2020

National Dog Bite Prevention Week: A Bit Different This Year

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 12-18), and “May have more meaning this year than ever,” says Heather Paul, public affairs specialist State Farm Insurance. Since most dogs bites happen in the home, she expressed concern that with all family members home there may be an uptick in bites. Dr. John Howe, president of the…

April 14 2020

Veterinary Drugs Trialed to Treat COVID-19; AMA Update on Potential Therapeutics

Winn Feline Foundation was the first to support the notion and funding for using a drug nearly identical to a drug called Remdesivir  to treat feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which is currently being trialed around the nation to potentially treat COVID-19. FIP, which has traditionally been considered fatal, occurs as a result of the feline corona…

April 5 2020

COVID-19 And Zoo or Companion Animals: What Is Known

SARS-CoV-2 which causes the novel illness COVID-19 is a human corona virus. Having said that, there have been only very rare confirmed instances of the virus appearing in companion animals, and now captive big cats at the Bronx Zoo. One Malayan Tiger (known also as Amur Tigers), named Nadia at the Zoo has tested positive…

March 30 2020

AVMA President on COVID-19 and Pets; State of Chicago Animal Shelters on WGN Radio

The most authoritative source at this time when we are so desperate for information regarding COVID-19 and pets is the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). On Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, listen HERE as I began this show speaking  with Dr. John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. My first question…

March 21 2020

STOP IT: Dogs and Cats SO Unlikely To Get Sick From COVID-19 or Transmit It

If you are concerned about dogs or cats getting or giving us COVID-19, the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) explains why it is very unlikely, and the real stories of those two Hong Kong dogs that did indeed test positive for human COVID-19 virus. WSAVA President Dr Shane Ryan said: “While there is still…

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