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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 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 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…

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