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SARS-CoV-2: Why cats and not dogs?

SARS-CoV-2: Why cats and not dogs?

“There is little to no evidence that domestic animals are easily infected with SARS-CoV-2 under natural conditions and no evidence to date that they transmit the virus to people.” – American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) on May 15, 2020 “To date, there is no evidence that animals play an epidemiologically relevant role in spread the…

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Why We Cannot Rush SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines | Dr. Jean Dodds

Why We Cannot Rush SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

We all want a vaccine to protect us against coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. One might think it is easy and imagine a chemist grabbing a cookbook and following a recipe of simmering one cup virus for 20 minutes or so on a Bunsen burner to inactivate or kill the virus, adding a dash of adjuvant to stimulate…

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SARS-CoV-2: Mutations; Hand Soaps and Sanitizers

SARS-CoV-2 Mutations, and Hand Soaps and Sanitizers

A recent study released by the Los Alamos National Laboratory has generated a lot of buzz this past week or so about a SARS-CoV-2 mutation that is more virulent and transmissible. Please remember that this study has yet to be peer-reviewed, and some virologists and researchers are already critical of its findings. There is clearly…

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SARS-CoV-2 Companion Cats in New York | Dr. Jean Dodds

SARS-CoV-2: Companion Cats in New York

In this latest update about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, we will begin with a direct statement from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the press release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) about the confirmatory SARS-CoV-2 cases of two companion cats in New York, followed by Dr. Dodds’ and Hemopet’s comments, and…

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SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Species Transmission and Groceries

SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: Species Transmission and Groceries

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) stated on April 21, 2020: “Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that animals infected by humans are playing a role in the spread of COVID-19. Human outbreaks are driven by person to person contact.” American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) updated on April 22, 2020: “Currently we have no…

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SARS-CoV-2 Warnings and Testing | W. Jean Dodds, DVM, Hemopet

SARS-CoV-2: Warnings and Testing

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) statement as of April 12, 2020: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not received any reports of pets becoming sick with COVID-19 in the United States, and we have no information that suggests that pets might be a source of infection for people with the coronavirus that…

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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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