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.
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.
It’s getting colder out, and curbside is about to get more complicated. Here's what to do.
Most people know that the Veterinarian’s Oath focuses on caring for animals and protecting animal welfare. But there is also a very important line in the Oath: a newly minted veterinarian must also swear to benefit society through “the promotion of public health.”
When it comes to reopening a veterinary practice, “There’s no one-size-fits-all approach,” said veterinary epidemiologist J. Scott Weese.
Viruses mutate, and multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID are currently circulating. Should you be worried?
This month, AAHA and the AVMA released the 2021 AAHA/AVMA Telehealth Guidelines for Small-Animal Practice , a step-by-step roadmap for how to incorporate telehealth effectively and efficiently into veterinary practices.
Those two cats who tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State last month may have thrown a wrench in lab-test turnaround time for all the other cats.