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: Salmonella outbreaks reported in pet hedgehogs, a Colorado community college launches the country’s first veterinary technician apprenticeship program, and camels could catch COVID.
Early reports that pets could be COVID carriers led to speculation that dog abandonment might skyrocket. A new study looks at what actually happened.
Nearly everyone has faced COVID-related hardships in the past year. But there are several challenges unique to veterinary professionals.
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.
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: Another dog who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 dies, veterinary students seek diversity from within, and cat drugs show promise for treating COVID in people.
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.