Merck Animal Health Supports Rabies Elimination by 2030 on World Rabies Day
In partnership with Mission Rabies and Rabies Free Africa, Merck Animal Health’s social media initiative recognizes and celebrates those individuals who are committed to protecting and saving canine as well as human lives, using the hashtag, #ForThemForUs.
Coronavirus False Alarm for Pet Pug Highlights Importance of Confirmatory Testing
Reports of a pet dog testing positive for the new coronavirus circulated in April, but the USDA was unable to confirm the result, signaling that it may be a false alarm.
Can Cats Spread COVID-19 to Other Cats?
Veterinary teams should be ready to address questions regarding whether cats can spread COVID-19 to help ease fear and encourage responsible behavior.
How to Help Pet Owners Stay Calm About Coronavirus-Positive Cats
With reports of pets testing positive for the coronavirus, pet owners will have questions. Here’s how to answer them.
Lions, Tigers, Domestic Cats, and COVID-19: How Do We Educate Pet Owners?
Veterinary teams have been educating pet owners that there currently is no evidence indicating the spread of the COVID-19 virus from pets to other animals or humans, based on the guidance of infectious disease experts along with U.S. and global human and animal health organizations.
Coronavirus Basics Q&A with Editor-in-Chief Kara Burns
Pet owners have lots of questions regarding the coronavirus and their pets but not a lot of accurate resources. Read this Q&A with TVN’s Editor-in-Chief Kara Burns.
Why Sanitization Is Crucial in Combatting the Coronavirus in Veterinary Hospitals
The new coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, can remain viable on surfaces for days, emphasizing the importance of sanitization in veterinary hospitals and clinics.
Veterinary Teams Should Educate Pet Owners About COVID-19
Pet owners are reaching out to their veterinarians to ask about the risks of COVID-19 as it relates to their pets. Among the questions: Can my pet get COVID-19 from people? Can my children get COVID-19 from my pet? Is it OK to hug my pet? It’s your job to tell them that there is currently no evidence that pet animals can be a source of COVID-19 for humans or that this virus can cause the disease in pets.
COVID-19 and Pets: Calm Anxious Pet Owners
There is no evidence that dogs or cats have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. Yet, confusion among pet owners exists, creating questions and, worse, panic. Veterinary nurses are often the first to field questions from anxious pet owners. Here are our tips for dispelling the myths about COVID-19 and pets, educating your clients, and answering questions from pet owners.
The New Coronavirus and Companion Animals
With the coronavirus outbreak spreading around the world, clients are bringing in questions of their pets’ susceptibility to this disease. Educate yourselves with this update from the WSAVA Scientific and One Health Committees.