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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 27 2020

Cat Identified with COVID-19?

A Belgian woman from the Liège province has perhaps infected her cat with the coronavirus, as reported the FPS Public Health during the daily update COVID-19 press conference, according to the Brussels Times. The veterinary medicine faculty in Liège reported that a coronavirus infection has been determined in a cat.  The cat’s signs were vomiting, diarrhea,…

March 27 2020

PetAirapy Offers Free Mobile Sanitizing Units to First Responders in Chicago Area

I can’t say I had any idea my conversation on WGN Radio with Annette Uda, president and founder of PetAirapy would soon be so relevant. Uda taught me about how an ultraviolet germicidal system can clobber  viruses – including the corona virus – as well as bacteria and mold. It turns out that PetAirapy’s ultraviolet sanitizing…

March 26 2020

New Info on a COVID-19 Positively Tested Dog in Hong Kong

The release below today is from the Government of Hong Kong Administrative region on March 26 with additional science that while it’s possible for dogs to carry the COVID-19 virus and be infected, even in one case developing an immune response, they don’t become ill or infectious to people or for that matter other pets.…

March 24 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Bales and Steve Dale Discuss How Cats May Save Us All; COVID-19 and Pets

Have feline scientists discovered the cure for COVID-19?  Here’s what Dr. Elizabeth Bales and Steve Dale have to say about COVID-19 and cats. Maybe! Who knows…. COVID-19 in people and FIP in cats have common traits that might help us treat both diseases. Cat lovers, veterinarians, scientists and now for everyone in the world concerned…

March 23 2020

Treatment for FIP in Cats, It’s A Corona Virus and It May Help People

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) might just be the worst possible diagnosis, but that’s changing – unfortunately, though, just like the disease itself the story is complicated. And because FIP is a mutation (which occurs inside cats) from the feline corona virus, the medication discovered to treat is now in the news. At the Winn Feline…

March 23 2020

Now is the Time to Foster a Pet, or Adopt a Dog or a Cat

Cities all over the country are seeking those willing to foster a pet, and hoping for increased adoptions. Where I live, in Chicago, people are stepping up. And the same is occurring in many cities. If you can’t adopt, then foster a pet ! Each one of the following rescues has foster applications on their…

March 21 2020

Anti Cruelty Society Provides Pet Food and More to COVID-19 Patients

The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago will provide pet food and provisions to pet owners affected by COVID-19 thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities. With the additional funds, the Society is expanding its Friends Who Care program to Chicago area pet owners who are experiencing difficulty providing for their cat or dog due to medical…

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…

March 19 2020

Cat Corona Virus Drug May Save Us Regarding COVID-19

Cats get a corona virus (FCoV) and that feline corona virus is in some ways similar to human SARS COV-2 or COVID-19, the novel corona virus that is causing the worldwide pandemic. In approximately 10 percent of cats their otherwise benign feline corona virus mutates inside the cat to form an immune mediated disease called feline…

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