A Pet Parent’s Guide to COVID-19

A Pet Parent’s Guide to COVID-19

Health

With more than a million cases of COVID-19 diagnosed worldwide, and the number rising, most people are still grappling with the changes and restrictions of life during a global pandemic. News that dogs, cats, and ferrets may be susceptible to the virus only increases the fear, anxiety, and stress pet parents are feeling. What are […]

Second Dog Tests Positive for COVID-19. Should You Worry?

Second Dog Tests Positive for COVID-19. Should You Worry?

Health

With so much unknown about the novel coronavirus, are assurances about our pets’ safety reliable? And are they a risk to us? Here’s what we know today. A second dog in Hong Kong has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. His owner was diagnosed with the disease, and the German Shepherd is in quarantine along […]

COVID-19 and Pets: What to Know

COVID-19 and Pets: What to Know

Health

So far, with more than 446,000 identified cases worldwide of COVID-19 (a figure that’s rapidly rising)– and an unknown number who have been infected but have not had any symptoms or minimal symptoms – only one companion animal has been found to have the virus, and even that incident is unclear. On February 28 a […]

Coronavirus and Pets: It’s Safe to Keep Your Dog

Coronavirus and Pets: It’s Safe to Keep Your Dog

Health

There’s a lot of fear swirling around the novel coronavirus – what it might do to us, and what it might do to our pets. My heart broke when I heard about dogs being abandoned or killed in parts of China. Then panicked friends started texting me about a dog testing “weak positive” for COVID-19 […]

FIP News: Is a Cure at Hand?

FIP News: Is a Cure at Hand?

Health, Kittens & Puppies, Shelter Animals

A diagnosis of FIP used to be a death sentence, but that’s changing. Like the disease itself, the story is complicated. Here’s what we know now. First, and most exciting, attending researchers agreed that FIP should now be called “treatable,” at least potentially, and perhaps “curable.” A conference about FIP took place last November, drawing […]