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April 25 2020

Dr. Jane Goodall, Sir David Attenborough: They Warned Us

They’re ambassadors for the planet, 93-year old Sir David Attenborough and 86-year old Dr. Jane Goodall. They’ve dedicated their lives to warn us. Unfortunately, the human species has not heeded their wise words. While it remains unclear if this virus known as the novel corona virus “escaped” a nearby lab in Wuhan, China or mutated…

April 22 2020

COVID-19 Update: Cats, Small and Large

Two domestic cats have tested positive for SARS CoV-2 (which causes COVID-19) in New York City, the first companion animals to test positive in the U.S. These cats have mild respiratory signs, and are expected to easily make a full recovery. Both cats came from different households. One home with a COVID-19 individual, and the…

April 21 2020

COVID-19 and Separation Anxiety in Dogs

I’ll be talking about an expected rise in separation anxiety on April 21 and 23 at 11:00 am CDT: Dogs Love COVID-19: Stay at Home Orders and Separation Anxiety – Free webinar about how to identify separation anxiety, and offering details about what you can do now to get ahead of the problem. It’s the right thing…

April 20 2020

Dedicated Zoo Staff Continues to Care for Animals During Pandemic

Among the heroes are zookeepers. Obviously, captive animals are dependent on the keepers and curators for their care. During the pandemic shut down, zoos have provided a source of education and entertainment for kids and adults too. However, most zoos are dependent on visitor income. Zoo director at Neumünster Zoo in northern Germany has even…

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 17 2020

Why Everyone Is Talking Remdesivir: Winn Feline FIP Webinar

Winn Feline Foundation has a long known about the drug called Remdesivir that everyone is now talking about as a possible treatment for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID19. Winn Feline, a non-profit funder of cat health studies, has a long tradition of bringing together the top experts in feline medical research for educational events that cover…

April 17 2020

Dog Learning to Sniff for COVID-19

We know dogs can detect cancers and be trained to find explosives, and it’s nothing for dogs to even learn on their own to detect oncoming seizures among family members, so it’s no surprise that scientists in the UK are successfully training dogs to sniff out COVID-19. Charity Medical Detection Dogs, based in Milton Keynes, is working with the London…

April 14 2020

There’s a Rhinoceros in Town

I posted an image of a motorcycle driver nearly paying an ultimate price for being out on the road in an Indian town as he turns a corner and comes face to face with an Asian Elephant. As cities around the globe become deserted, more and more wildlife encroaches. If they’re complaining about coyotes in…

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 12 2020

Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Scott Weese on COVID-19 and Pets; Remembering Dr. Peter Sakas on WGN Radio

When it comes to pets and COVID-19, one of the most respected sources on the planet is Dr. Scott Weese. I officially proclaim Dr. Scott Weese the Dr. Anthony Fauci of veterinary medicine. Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Weese. Truly when veterinary professionals get up in the morning, the blog they check is…

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