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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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How does stress affect a dog’s long-term health?

How does stress affect a dog’s long-term health?

How do you know if your dog is stressed? Experts have identified some of the anxious behaviors your companion dog may exhibit: Aggression Anxiety Avoidance Barking Crouching Crying or whining             Drooling                               Fear Hiding Inappropriate elimination Jumping               Looking away from a threat         Loss of appetite Pacing Panting Pinning ears back Self-directed behaviors such as flank sucking,…

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Toxic Foods for Dogs Consumption and Choking Hazards

Toxic Foods for Dogs Series: Consumption and Choking Hazards

In this blog series on toxic foods for dogs, we have chronicled actual toxic foods for dogs, and foods that are not so much toxic based upon the definition of toxic. This final blog details foods that often end up on toxic foods for dogs lists, but could cause other health problems due to consumption…

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Toxic Foods for Dogs Series Nontoxic Foods to Avoid

Toxic Foods for Dogs Series: Nontoxic Foods for Dogs to Avoid

In the second part of Hemopet’s Blog series on toxic foods for dogs, we discuss nontoxic foods for dogs that often end up on toxic food lists. The definition of toxic is: containing material or being poisonous, especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation. These foods do not necessarily contain a chemical that…

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