Iowa’s top veterinary official has confirmed that multiple cases of a zoonotic canine disease have surfaced in the Hawkeye State. State Veterinarian Jeff Kaisand, DVM, has confirmed that cases of Canine Brucellosis were discovered at a commercial dog-breeding facility in Marion County, Iowa.
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Today is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about rabies prevention and control efforts worldwide. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that while the number of rabies-related human deaths in the US has declined considerably over the last century—with only 1 to 3 reported per year, and a total of 23 reported cases in the last decade—it’s a much bigger problem in the rest of the world.
BluePearl, which operates 90 specialty and emergency pet hospitals in 21 states, recently announced an “alarming” 70% increase in the number of canine parvovirus cases presenting in their emergency rooms during the pandemic compared to the same time periods in the past five years.
If you have “get pet health certificate” on your mid-winter Mexican getaway to-do list, you can cross it off.
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season could be one for the record books, and COVID brings its own challenges to pet hurricane preparedness.
Despite the CDC’s recommendations, the majority of Americans plan to take at least one road trip this summer. Many clients plan to bring their pups with them—but there are risks they need to know about.
Starting July 14, the CDC will ban the importation of dogs from more than 100 countries at high risk for canine rabies.
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