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.
For J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, social distancing equals social responsibility. Inside the hospital and out.
Nearly five million people in the US are bitten by dogs each year. In observance of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, here are some tips on reducing the chance of getting bitten—for everyone.
During the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency, veterinary practices may be forced to close for two reasons:
The dog who kept testing positive for coronavirus finally tested negative. So they sent him home. And then he died. Here's what happened.
That tiger in the Bronx Zoo has a lot of pet owners worried that maybe their pets can catch COVID-19 after all. Now IDEXX Laboratories is rolling out a new COVID-19 test for pets that could help veterinarians soothe those client worries.
Researchers are training dogs to detect SARS-CoV-2 in humans. But the CDC says we’re supposed to practice social distancing with dogs . . . to keep them away from humans who might have SARS-CoV-2. So how exactly is this going to work?
This week: Adolescent dogs and adolescent teens have similar problems, the fate of pets left behind when COVID-19 takes their owners, and cat videos needed for the Quarantine Cat Film Festival
This week: More dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19, new veterinary schools are determined to open despite the pandemic, and driving with a dog in the car could reduce road rage.
If that headline gives you déjà vu (“Didn’t the first dog in the US already test positive for SARS-CoV-2? Like, a month ago?”), you’re probably thinking of Winston.