Even responsible pet owners do it all the time.They’ll take their dog for a walk in the woods and won’t bother picking up his feces, an oversight they’d never consider on a walk around the neighborhood. Maybe they think, “Hey, it’s the woods, nobody’s going to step in it.” Or, “Hey, it’ll decompose and help fertilize the ground.” Or, “Hey, bears go in the woods and nobody picks up their poop. What’s the difference?”
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There is no doubt COVID-19 has created a host of challenges for veterinary hospitals. But AAHA-accredited hospitals are among the profession’s most innovative problem solvers. AAHA maintains a facebook group for accredited members and found an impressive array of creative solutions being shared in the community.
If you’re running thin on surgical masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) due to coronavirus-related shortages, you’re not alone. The FDA doesn’t have any extra masks to loan you, but they do have tips to help you cope.
That seems to be the general consensus when it comes to companion animals and COVID-19. Reports that a dog in Hong Kong repeatedly tested “weak positive” for the COVID-19 virus fueled worldwide concern that pets could indeed get the new superbug. While that concern appears to be groundless (at least so far), it does raise a question.
Human healthcare providers are flocking to telemedicine to care for patients while maintaining social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Many veterinarians would like to do the same.
As many as half of human healthcare workers don’t remove personal protective equipment (PPE) correctly, according to a 2015 study from the University of Wisconsin.
Although some states are preparing to relax social distancing guidelines, curbside check-ins are likely to continue for most hospitals for some time. So we for the best curbside tips, genius hacks, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that workarounds.