Early reports that pets could be COVID carriers led to speculation that dog abandonment might skyrocket. A new study looks at what actually happened.
This week: Salmonella outbreaks reported in pet hedgehogs, a Colorado community college launches the country’s first veterinary technician apprenticeship program, and camels could catch COVID.
This week: The secret to harmonious pet relationships, pandas and dogs are cute (but not together), and hip surgery gives a Texas camel a new lease on life
This week: What appears to be cancer in English bulldogs might be something else, Walmart and Nationwide team up for new Rx program, and mammal-airplane collisions are on the rise.
This week: COVID PPE is killing wildlife, the science behind French rabbits’ unique gait, and another recall from Midwestern Pet Foods (but not for aflatoxin).
When market research firm Packaged Facts took the unusual step of issuing a June update to their 2020–2021 US Pet Market Outlook , they wanted to account for lowered expectations due to the pandemic’s effect on market forces. Luckily, they got it wrong.
This week: COVID-sniffing dogs to work NBA games, Arkansas house cat tests positive for COVID, and the toll climbs higher in the Sportmix pet food aflatoxin recall.
This week, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) published the results of the 2019 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey and unveiled a new heartworm incidence map. Both are drawn from data submitted by nearly 6,000 US veterinary practices and shelters.
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.