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June 26 2020

Take Your Dog To Work Day

It’s the first Friday after Father’s Day – you know what that means, right? It’s Take Your Dog to Work Day. Of course, this year it’s a bit different. Many with dogs have been celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day every day because we’re working from home. From the dog’s perspective, maybe it’s Take…

June 25 2020

Drug for FIP for Cats Could Help People

A drug being considered at this moment for approval from the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP occurs as a result of the feline corona virus) is now being investigated to help humans with COVID-19. This drug is known as GC376 and it can successfully treat cats with…

June 23 2020

Signs of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, which is considered fatal, is spreading in parts of the U.S. among wild rabbit species, and can also impact domestic rabbits. Though some individual rabbits, particularly those who are very young, may live, unfortunately most die. There is no treatment. In this post, I describe the disease and offer guidelines from the…

June 22 2020

Being in Quarantine: How Did We Respond to Our Pets?

So, have pets really help us out during the quarantine as a result of the pandemic? In general, we know, based on research from around the world, that living with pets is healthful. But what about now in this over-the-top stressful time? YOU CAN HELP A RESEARCHER BY PARTAKING HERE This release from Banfield the…

June 22 2020

Dangerous Rabbit Virus Killing Pet and Wild Rabbits

Following the novel corona virus which cause COVID-19, and then killer hornets, there’s now a fatal illness affecting rabbits, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. Unlike some rabbit illnesses, this one affects both domestic and wild species, and it’s heartbreaking. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in February 2020, animal health officials detected rabbit hemorrhagic…

June 19 2020

Veterinary Appreciation Day

This post is very personal.  Veterinary Appreciation Day (June 18) is, for me, a holiday. I was covering entertainment for a couple of national publications when one asked to do write a piece on Oprah Winfrey throwing shade. A couple of ex-producers wanted to tell their “real story,” and it wasn’t going to be complimentary.…

June 18 2020

Fireworks and Pets: The Big Bang Theory

It’s not that dogs aren’t patriotic, but many dogs, and also some cats, are terrified of the loud and sudden bangs we call fireworks around July 4th. It’s arguably adaptive to be hard-wired to be afraid of sudden loud sounds. We too may jump and even run from loud and unexplained noises. Who wouldn’t? Dogs…

June 17 2020

COVID-19 and Pets and Wild Animals: What’s Known and Not Known

People continue to be concerned or simply curious about dogs, cats and domestic ferrets and SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The good news is that diagnostic labs Antech and IDEXX have now tested thousands of dogs and cats with only (according to my count) two cats in New York State testing positive in the U.S. Add…

June 16 2020

How You Can Prevent Fleas and Ticks, Today

Don’t wait – stop fleas and ticks right now – or your dog may pay a price (and you too!). He’s known as Dr. Flea, Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor veterinary parasitology Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine says it’s a big mistake to wait. “The ticks are incredibly active.” Listen here to Dr.…

June 14 2020

How Rats Can Share Leptospirosis and Benefits to Pets of Being Quarantined

Listen HERE to Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio, and Dr. Natalie Marks offers her perspective on how veterinary medicine has changed for better or worse as a result of the pandemic. And how clients are relieving some of their pressures, with veterinary professionals sometimes at the other end of those emotions. And how everyone…

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