Things are a long way from being anywhere near back to normal , but with many states starting to relax stay-at-home orders and allowing businesses to gradually begin reopening, employers and staff alike are wondering what that ’ s going to look like. Animal h ospitals are no exception.
Tighten up, double up. That’s the latest word from the CDC on wearing masks to reduce the chances of transmitting or contracting COVID-19.
In most places, the COVID vaccine rollout is confused at best. Vet med professionals share their vaccination frustrations and successes.
With mask restrictions now lifted in most US states and most states scheduled to be fully open with a few restrictions by July 4, many veterinary professionals are wondering what’s on the horizon as far as safety protocols.
For most of your AAHA colleagues, the answer is “No.” But for some, it’s “Yes.” The rollout’s still a mess, but there are bright spots.
As states begin to authorize veterinarians to administer COVID vaccinations (should the need arise), some might ask, “What’s in it for me?” Potentially, a vaccination.
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.
More than one million dogs are imported into the United States each year. Most are healthy, but some are not. And the number of unhealthy ones is increasing.
This week: Researchers investigate why pets catch coronavirus, feeding cats less frequently may be better for them, and a poll on pet owners’ attitudes toward CBD.
Pentobarbital solution—the go-to drug for companion-animal euthanasia—has been in short supply for months. But Kathleen Cooney, DVM, MS, CHPV, CCFP, says there’s no reason you would have known that “unless you do a lot of euthanasias.”