At least 25 people and more than one billion animals are dead, according to one estimate. The numbers generated by the wildfires ravaging Australia are horrifying, and they keep getting worse.
Companion animals are in danger from the new coronavirus, but not for the reason you might think.
Despite the fact that the effectiveness of facemasks in stopping the spread of the new coronavirus is in dispute, demand for the masks could leave veterinarians in the lurch.
This week: The passing of the world’s first cloned cat, face mask theft skyrockets, and where do cats go when they’re out and about?
It’s official. COVID-19 is a pandemic. Which makes doing what you can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus even more critical. Ensuring that your hospital’s schedule isn’t disrupted by clients worried about catching the coronavirus by going out in public is a little trickier.
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With social distancing and staying at home the new norm, everyone—including your clients and their pets—are experiencing head-spinning lifestyle changes. The silver lining: you can do more than ever to help get them into top shape during this downtime.
People are preparing to go back to work, but their new pets most likely won’t be going with them. And those who adopted a pet during lockdown could be in for a rude surprise once they get home.
Black lives matter. As worldwide protests focus long-overdue attention on systemic racism in the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and many other Black individuals, many of us are beginning to question our own thoughts and previous actions.
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association free article: As the opioid epidemic continues across the United States, law enforcement K9s (LEK9s) are at increased risk of accidental exposure and overdose. This study evaluated a novel training program teaching handlers to administer naloxone to their LEK9 in the event of an overdose.