Are you ready for another pandemic? Not later, after this one is over—right now. Because it is a possibility. And it starts with pigs.
A couple of Canadian researchers may have figured out why cats get COVID and dogs don’t: a mutation in the gene that provides a vector for the novel coronavirus.
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.
COVID-19 has infiltrated every aspect of daily life, so it’s difficult to not get caught up in the maelstrom of the pandemic’s effects. But the usual threats of parasite-borne diseases still loom large for pets.
We know humans can give SARS-CoV-2 to animals. But can animals give it to humans? According to Dutch researchers, the answer is . . . yes.
New research confirms what you already knew—or at least suspected: Female veterinarians earn less than their male counterparts.
This week: Alumni give back in the Badger State, the most popular dog names for 2020, and are you taking enough photos of your cat?
This week: Inaugural class at new veterinary school could get sent home come September, tracking baby turtles from the International Space Station, and would you like a lost-pet flyer with that pizza?
In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food. The FDA last week released an update on their investigation. And this time, they named names.
A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine reviewed all opioids dispensed at the veterinary school for from January 2007 through December 2017. The findings show that prescriptions rose 41% annually, while the number of patient visits rose only 13%.The researchers found the ratio worrisome.