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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…

March 19 2020

Second Dog Identified with COVID-19 in Hong Kong

Below is a press release from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region  Yes a second dog in Hong Kong (following the 17 year old Pomeranian who has passed away of unknown causes) has tested positive for the novel corona virus, COVID-19.  Please understand that the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…

March 17 2020

Veterinary Practices ARE Essential Businesses

Most people in America share their home with at least one pet, 67 percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association. And overwhelmingly pets are considered beloved members of the family. Following Hurricane Katrina, you’d think that public officials…

March 17 2020

COVID-19 and Walking Dogs: Be A Good Neighbor, Walk a Senior Citizen’s Dog

Walk a senior citizen’s dog. I was about to write about this idea, and then what do you know Dr. Scott Weese, internal medicine specialist Ontario Veterinary College answered questions about this very possibility. What about you walking your own dog? And can you safely walk the dog of an infirmed or older neighbor or…

March 17 2020

Drew Lynch on COVID-19 and His Service Dog

Comedian Drew Lynch has a service dog named Stella. How can you walk a bridge between telling the truth and being funny? Lynch successfully does just that. (Note, while I think he’s funny and the over-riding message is on target, not all Lynch says is accurate. For example, COVID-19 is not a strain of flu.…

March 16 2020

Pets and COVID-19: Most Frequently Asked Questions

People continue to ask and I am repeating the info as not everyone sees everything posted. Dr. Gail Golab of  the American Veterinary Medical Association in conjunction with the CDC answer your most common questions regarding pets and COVID-19 On my Steve Dale’s Pet World Listen HERE as Dr. Gail Golab, Chief Veterinary Officer, Scientific Affairs and Public…

March 15 2020

Can COVID-19 Be Transmitted by Touching Dogs

Many have asked me the following question regarding the possibility of a friend or stranger with the COVID-19 novel corona virus petting your dog and then the fear is that the virus can live on the dog and when you pet your dog, the virus is transmitted to you. Or among cats, that the cat…

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