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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 16 2020

Wee Bit of Fun: Irish Dog Breeds

For the island nation that’s just under 33,000 square miles, Ireland has more than their wee bit of Irish dogs. Just to compare, Ireland is slightly smaller than the state of Maine. Here’s a rundown of the dog breeds that originated in Ireland. Glenn of Imaal Terrier Hailing from the County Wicklow in Ireland, the Glenn…

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 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 28 2020

Olympia, WA Bans Sales of Dogs and Cats at Pet Stores

Led by council member Dr Lisa Parshley, of Olympia Veterinary Specialists: Cancer Treatment Center, existing pet stores selling dogs and cat in Olympia, WA have until September 15 to stop that practice, as the Olympia City Council voted unanimously. This is a HUGE victory because inexplicably state veterinary associations have sometimes opposed these bans. The…

February 28 2020

Companion Animals and the Corona Virus: The Truth

The only corona virus your dog is likely susceptible is the canine corona virus. A dog belonging to a c COVID-19 corona virus (or Wuhan corona virus) patient in Hong Kong reportedly has been discovered with a low level of COVID-19, showing what officials are describing as a “weak positive.” It’s important to understand that…

February 23 2020

Special Announcement for Steve Dale from Dr. Janet Donlin of AVMA on WGN Radio

Listen HERE to my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN radio show to my conversation with American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) CEO Dr. Jane Donlin, who makes a special announcement about me, the greatest honor of my career. Dr. Donlin says I’ve earned the AVMA Excellence in Veterinary Media Award. This is the AVMA’s inaugural award,…

February 21 2020

Lincoln State Cat Show

It’s the most special time of year, the Lincoln State Cat Show is this weekend, February 22 to 23 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Kane County Fairgrounds, Prairie Center 525 S Randall Rd, St. Charles. Listen HERE to my conversation from Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio with show…

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