In a profession predisposed to problems of burnout and compassion fatigue, the extra stress involved in seeing patients during a pandemic can be dangerous. And while most AAHA-accredited hospitals are grateful to be busy, they acknowledge that the pandemic is taking a toll.
This week: Frank talk about racial discrimination, the USDA beefs up guidelines for dog sellers, and pet ambulance in name only.
The FDA announced a recall of a sedative commonly used in the treatment of human COVID patients—and by some veterinarians as an anxiolytic.
This week: A cat in the UK tests positive for COVID, a vet loses his license to practice medicine, and the pandemic inspires more people to adopt pet chickens.
Yes, cats can catch it. The CDC and the USDA today announced the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in two pet cats in New York state. They’re the first pets in the US to test positive for the virus.
The CDC and the USDA announced last week the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in two pet cats in New York State. In the wake of that announcement, the CDC now recommends that pet owners follow the same social distancing guidelines with their pets as with human family members.
A pet dog in North Carolina is believed to be the first dog in the US to have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Here's why that's not necessarily bad news.
Back in the early days of the pandemic, people talked about the future in terms of “when things get back to normal.” Not anymore. Now they talk in terms of the “the new normal,” and what that’s going to look like. For many animal hospitals, the new normal is already here.
This week: The FDA approves chewable tabs for canine congestive heart failure, a new veterinary school is slated to open next year, and COVID has changed the way people and pets shelter during a hurricane.
This week: Another dog who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 dies, veterinary students seek diversity from within, and cat drugs show promise for treating COVID in people.