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.
This week: A protein that protects against Lyme disease, a clue to the cause of canine lung disease, and the pandemic leads to pet theft in the UK.
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.
This week: Dogs could suffer when quarantine ends, there are roadblocks in the way of finding a coronavirus vaccine, and a rare species of dog fights for survival in the Amazon.
There’s no question that stay-at-home orders have impacted pets and their owners. Now, a new survey from Banfield Pet Hospital reveals how, and to what degree. The results show a paradigm shift, the effects of which are likely to change how people view and care for their pets for a long time to come.