Category: Vaccines & Diseases

Rabies Vaccinations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Rabies Vaccinations During the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

Currently there is no evidence that companion pets or other domestic animals can spread the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that can develop into the COVID-19 disease – to humans or other animals. As many of us across the world settle in due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that can become the COVID-19 disease, veterinary clinics…

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The Virus Causing COVID-19 in Humans and the Situation with Pets

The Virus Causing COVID-19 in Humans and the Situation with Pets

Conversationally, we have been starting to say that people are testing positive for COVID-19. This is misleading. The currently available diagnostic tests detect the presence of the virus, SARS-CoV-2, using swabs from either the nose or the throat. Bear in mind, the tests do not test for the actual disease, COVID-19. The SARS-CoV-2 virus can…

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COVID-19 Updates Testing Companion Pets and Pet Fur

COVID-19 Updates: Testing Companion Pets & Pet Fur

The current SARS-CoV-2 virus outbreak – which causes the COVID-19 disease in humans – is a rapidly evolving situation. Hemopet will address the media reports here and give you the updates that you need to know regarding your companion pet’s health. In this update, Hemopet will address the following: The companion Pomeranian that passed away…

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COVID-19 and Companion Pets

COVID-19 and Companion Pets

In the wake of the news about a dog from Hong Kong possibly having COVID-19, Dr. Dodds and Hemopet have received many emails asking us if our companion pets are safe. Since then, follow up confirmatory testing on this dog was negative, as predicted. In times of crisis like this, we beg you to listen…

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Wuhan Coronavirus and Companion Pets

The Wuhan Coronavirus and Companion Pets

The new and novel coronavirus outbreak spreading throughout Wuhan, China – and now internationally due to travelers from there – is prompting Chinese officials to quarantine the city and surrounding areas. Many of us are wondering why the Chinese Government has literally implemented wartime measures since the overall deaths – while tragic – are relatively…

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The Next Generation of Potential Remedies Against Microbes Like Phages

The Next Generation of Potential Remedies Against Microbes

Our recent antimicrobial series discussed concerns that the currently available antibiotic, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral drugs are losing efficacy due to the efficient ability of bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses to mutate. So, there is urgency in seeking alternatives, which researchers are now actively pursuing. Think about it: something in nature must be keeping these…

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Antiparasitic Resistance

Antimicrobial Resistance Series Part 3: Antiparasitic Resistance

“The development of antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials are some of modern medicine’s greatest successes. Now, time with these drugs is running out. Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi to resist these medicines – threatens to send us back to a time when we were unable to easily treat infections such…

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