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Will your pet need a coronavirus vaccine? (news)

I saw this article on BBC News yesterday and just have to share it with y’all: “Will your pet need a coronavirus vaccine?” (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-56602311)

I do not believe that I’ll vaccinate my cats if a vaccine becomes available. Of course, this decision might change if any variants evolve to the point of being a safety . . . → Read More: Will your pet need a coronavirus vaccine? (news)

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Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

Yet another study has found further evidence that catnip and silvervine (and similar plants) may protect against mosquitoes. As icky as some repellants smell, I’d rather rub catnip on myself. Ha! Of course, I’m sure processing catnip would result in a much more effective & useful application. But still, fingers crossed that one of the . . . → Read More: Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

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Recall of SportMix dry kibble cat & dog foods

The maker of SportMix cat & dog foods has decided to recall some of its foods because tests of some batches indicate “levels of aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits”. Aflatoxin is produced by molds that grow on corn and other grains. (Locally, this brand is only sold at Tractor Supply Company, Walmart, & a few . . . → Read More: Recall of SportMix dry kibble cat & dog foods

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Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

Tough to resist Lily smooshing her face into my lips!

(Most recent update: May 28, 2021.)

As I learn new info about Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 regarding our little ones, I’ll share it in the comments below.

I got my second vaccine dose on Friday 4/23/21. (Hip Hip Hooray!) In addition, I’ve had no known . . . → Read More: Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

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Anxiety Can Contribute To Dogs Going Gray

The Late, Great Cooper with his distinguished gray muzzle. (Photo courtesy of Steve Campion)

This sounds like a very small study that is based on some subjectivity, but I have to say… I’ve wondered about this, too.

“Stress makes dogs go grey as well as humans” by Henry Bodkin from The Telegraph 19 Dec . . . → Read More: Anxiety Can Contribute To Dogs Going Gray

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