This week: Former musher hopes sled dogs can help slow aging in humans, a canine lieutenant commander in the Navy, and the Dallas Cowboys add a cat to the roster.
An easily scannable fact sheet to use in your practice.
The CDC and the USDA announced last week the first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in two pet cats in New York State. In the wake of that announcement, the CDC now recommends that pet owners follow the same social distancing guidelines with their pets as with human family members.
The warning letter is only the latest step in a story that’s been unfolding since late last year when the company issued a voluntary pet food recall due to reports of possible aflatoxin contamination.
In July 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food. The FDA last week released an update on their investigation. And this time, they named names.
Okay, maybe just one needle every three months. But one shot every 90 days sure beats daily insulin injections, if promising new research out of Purdue University bears fruit. Last week, the school released the preliminary findings of a new study: The first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days in test subjects.
If you’d rather just hang out at home with your pets after a long day at the hospital, you’re not alone. According to a new study, more than half of American dog owners admit they turn down social invites to stay home with their pets.
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a $100 billion relief package—the Families First Coronavirus Response Act—to address the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Key components of the package include free testing for COVID-19 and emergency paid leave for workers who are employed at companies with fewer than 500 employees or who work for the government.
It’s that one darn dog. The one in Hong Kong who tested “weak positive” for SARS-CoV-2 on February 28 . And again on February 29. And again on March 2 and yet again on March 5. He’s got people worried.
On March 27, Congress passed the CARES Act, a sweeping, $2 trillion bill aimed at providing relief to millions of Americans as the US economy is seemingly grinding to a halt. How will this affect veterinary practices and their employees? NEWStat has compiled information below on the impact this complex legislation will have on veterinary staff and employees.