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.
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.
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: The lab animals most likely to lead to a coronavirus vaccine, and why you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about stray dogs and coronavirus. Plus, is pet grooming an “essential” service?
This week: A new cat virus discovered in Vancouver, snake-bit cats do better than snake-bit dogs, and scientists can now test dolphins and sea turtles for COVID-19.
Viruses mutate, and multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID are currently circulating. Should you be worried?