Kössi and Lucky knew the people had COVID-19 before the people did. More remarkably, they knew before the people even began to show symptoms.
SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted person-to-person through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. But what other bodily fluids might it lurk in?
One veterinarian at an AAHA-accredited hospital was recently bitten by a five-month-old Labrador. She attributes it—at least in part—to the pandemic.
Cases of canine housemate aggression spiked when pet owners tried to integrate their new pandemic adoptees into a household where another dog already ruled the roost. Here's how to help clients solve the issue.
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This week: Escaped minks could spread coronavirus to people in Denmark, face masks pose a health risk to animals in an unusual way, and veterinary colleges save exotics.
When people first started worrying about what species besides humans could catch COVID, ferrets weren’t top of mind for most—except for a group of scientists in Colorado working feverishly to save a species nobody was even sure was at risk: the black-footed ferret.
Scientists have long known—and the public is learning—that coronavirus outbreaks aren’t rare, and it’s likely that we can expect a new one to pop up and jump from animals to people every 10 years or so. One just did.
New research suggests that outdoor cats may be leaving an unwelcome “gift” behind while out on their rambles—in the form of a potentially deadly parasite.
Are people more likely to feel empathy for animals, or for humans? The answer is complicated, but it boils down to a question of context.