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Pets and COVID-19: Experts say vigilance needed (news)

I saw this interesting article by Erin Hale on Al Jazeera: “Pets and COVID-19: Experts say vigilance needed but risks small” ” (https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/3/16/covid-animals) The article’s thesis is summed up just under the headline: “Since the pandemic began, 19 species of animals across 35 countries have contracted COVID-19, but people remain the biggest risk.”

(I continue . . . → Read More: Pets and COVID-19: Experts say vigilance needed (news)

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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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Hang Time (Why Vets Are So Busy Right Now)

I can’t tell you how frequently people are asking me why veterinary clinics are suddenly so freakin’ busy these days! Starting during the pandemic in 2020, why is there such a long wait to get appointments? Scroll down to read about some of the many details contributing to this situation.

Prepare for long waits at . . . → Read More: Hang Time (Why Vets Are So Busy Right Now)

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Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas (news)

I saw this uplifting article among the human interest stories and just have to share it with you: “Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas” . It’s about a stray dog now named Doudou (which translates to “Bean”) who was rescued by Zhang Dan, a nurse at the Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital in Wuhan . . . → Read More: Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas (news)

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