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.
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.
Minks at fur farms in Utah have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, marking the first time the virus has been found in minks in the US.
Canada has 200 AAHA-accredited hospitals. Canada also has Covid-19: 27,540 confirmed cases as of April 15, and just under 1,000 deaths. How are your colleagues north of the border dealing with the pandemic?