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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…

March 15 2020

AVMA and COVID-19 and Your Pets: Is There a Reason to Worry?

On my Steve Dale’s Pet World Listen HERE as Dr. Gail Golab, Chief Veterinary Officer, Scientific Affairs and Public Policy at the American Veterinary Medical Association explains what we do know and what we still may not be sure of regarding COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). Veterinarians deal with corona viruses a lot and have for a very…

March 13 2020

Latest on Pets and COVID-19

Human corona virus, COVID-19, according to this press release (below) from the diagnostic laboratory IDEXX, has not seen a single positive result in dogs or cats, after testing thousands. IDEXX recommends against testing pets for COVID-19 as pets with respiratory signs are best seeing their own veterinarian, who can then advise on appropriate diagnostics for…

March 12 2020

Veterinarians Might Be On Cutting Edge of Helping to Treat COVID-19

A relief to pet owners: there’s no evidence that companion animals such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization. Corona viruses aren’t new to veterinarians. They sometimes treat canine corona virus, And for decades veterinarians have been unable to treat a mutation of the…

March 10 2020

Pets and COVID-19: Do I Let My Dog Kiss Me?

Q: I read somewhere online that I shouldn’t snuggle with my dog because of the corona virus, or let my dog kiss me. J. H., Olympia, WA A: I understand your concern regarding pets and COVID-19, particularly in your state where to date 23 people have died as a result the novel corona virus, COVID-19,…

February 4 2020

North American Veterinary Community

A conversation with the man behind the giant VMX veterinary conference, and much more that the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) , Gene O’Neill, from my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. I was speaking to Gene from the VMX veterinary conference, where I spoke this year and have done so many times in…

January 28 2020

Outdoor Cats and Feline Parasites

According to the Cornell Feline Health Center, parasitic infections can have a significant effect on feline health, and in some cases on that of their owners and other wild species. A recent study analyzed 21 previously published studies to quantify the risk of cats becoming infected with 19 different feline parasites, including those with the…

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