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March 30 2020

Rats and COVID-19

Few are talking about the rat crisis resulting from COVID-19, which is making it a difficult time to be a rat.  In big cities like Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Detroit, etc. as restaurants and fast food places are operating on a limited basis or not operating at all there’s not nearly as much trash.…

March 28 2020

Dogs Doing Yoga

Yoga is supposed to help you relax right? Apparently, the same may be true for dogs doing yoga. But their downward dog isn’t always the same as ours.

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 26 2020

Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores Banned in 350 Cities

Slipping just past 350, the number of cities banning sales of dogs and cats at pet stores.  And, overall across the nation adoptions and fosters for dogs and cats from shelters and rescues are way up. As you wander around town, if pet stores are open – and if they still sell dogs and cats…

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

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

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…

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