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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…

April 11 2020

Planet is Getting a Breath of Fresh Air As a Result of the Pandemic

How can there be a silver lining to a pandemic? Maybe in some crazy way, it was planet earth offering a warning shot. And the good news, surprising even to many scientists, is how quickly the planet and wildlife who we share the planet with are responding.   The cloud of nitrogen dioxide that was…

April 11 2020

Veterinarian Offers One Health Solution to COVID-19 Spread on Faroe Islands

Veterinarians – and one health – may save the day! Or at least helped on the Faroe Islands – where there have – so far – been no deaths as a result of COVID-19.  You may suggest, well the Faroe Islands has so few people. True enough, only 61,000 or so residents. But scientists credit…

April 10 2020

Mounting Evidence COVID-19 Infection Isn’t Common in Pets

Antech Diagnostics announces in the press release (below) that in their surveillance of cat and dog samples, they could not find a single positive pet for SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The release doesn’t say, but I know they tested nearly 1,000 animals. This follows similar testing by IDEXX, another diagnostic lab, of well over that…

April 10 2020

Winery Offers A Pick Up Service from a Boxer

Soda Pop is delivering wine. – allowing pick up at Hagarstown, MD Stone House Urban Winery to be safe for the winery staff as well as those picking up their medication – well, if you happen to call wine medication. Soda Pop, an 11-year old Boxer, has long been the unofficial winery mascot, and many…

April 7 2020

AVMA, WSAVA and WOAH All Weigh In On COVID-19 and Pets

If you are seeking the most up to date and comprehensive information regarding COVID-19 and our pets, or those big cats testing positive at the Bronx Zoo, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) covers it all. Updates are offered as needed on their website. Not as well known to many pet parents is the World…

April 6 2020

Sheltering in Place: A Recipe for Separation Anxiety? What You Can Do Now

Sheltering in place at our homes is a dream come true for dogs. But when people head back to the office, I suggest we’ll see a significant uptick in separation distress among the following populations of dogs in particular: Dogs who previously suffered mild to more severe anxiety when separated from their people, potentially even…

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…

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