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April 1 2020

Cat in Hong Kong Tests Positive for COVID-19

According to the Hong Kong Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), a cat has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This follows testing of two “weak positive” dogs. Same as the case with the dogs, the owner was confirmed with COVID-19. Also, same as the instance with the dogs, this cat has showed no signs…

March 31 2020

COVID-19 Drug Trial Launches at Northwestern Medicine

Remdesivir, the drug touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19, was nearly used to treat cats with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) which results from the feline corona virus.  It turned out that Gilead Sciences (the pharma company) didn’t want to let go of Remdesivir, and offered a less expensive but nearly identical compound to trial…

March 31 2020

Dogs Trained to Detect COVID-19

We know dogs can detect cancers and be trained to find explosives, and now scientists n the UK are training dogs to sniff out COVID-19.  Dogs can detect malaria and diabetic crashes. Dogs naturally detect some of these changes. An obstetrician can tell you that dogs (sometimes cats too) might even preempt those pregnancy tests…

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 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 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…

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