Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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Article Featured on CDC.gov

Key Points Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others cause illness in certain types of animals. Coronaviruses that infect animals can become able to infect people, but this is rare. We do not know the exact source of the current . . . → Read More: Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

How to Spot the Signs of Fleas

The problem begins with some scratching here and there. Maybe you spot some tiny specks around the house that you might’ve missed before. Maybe that beautiful hair that was so thick is looking a tad thin these days. Before you know it … yep. It’s confirmed.

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How to Select a Kitten That's Right for You

Original Article By Vetstreet.com

Adopting a new kitten can seem like a daunting responsibility, especially if it’s your first. This guide will help you determine exactly which kitty will be a good match for your lifestyle. . . . → Read More: How to Select a Kitten That’s Right for You

10 Great Reasons to Adopt a Cat from a Shelter

Original Article By Pet Health Network

If you’re considering bringing a feline companion into your home, and wondering where to look, an animal shelter is a great option. There are so many reasons to adopt from a shelter, but here are 10 of my favorites.

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Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems

Original Article from Science Daily

Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems, according to a new Oregon State University study.

The study, published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, sheds light on how people influence animal behavior, said study lead author Lauren Brubaker, a doctoral student in OSU’s Human-Animal Interaction Lab.

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Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Original Article By Carla Baranauckas

On some campuses, therapy dogs are available full-time and even keep office hours.

At some colleges and universities, like Georgetown in Washington, D.C., dogs have been present on campus for years as mascots to sports teams. Increasingly, however, dogs . . . → Read More: Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Fat cat? Here's how much to feed to lose weight

Fat cat? Here’s how much to feed to lose weight

Original Article by Lauren Quinn

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

Does your cat lay around all day, only getting up to eat and visit the litter box? Chances are, he’s overweight. Maybe you’ve switched to the “diet” cat food . . . → Read More: Fat cat? Here’s how much to feed to lose weight

My Cat Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer, What Now?

My Cat Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer, What Now?

Article by Kim Freeman | Found on PreventiveVet

It’s heart-wrenching to hear that your beloved cat has cancer. You may feel angry, confused, depressed, or otherwise emotional. You may immediately feel a sense of loss and start reminiscing about all the good times you’ve spent . . . → Read More: My Cat Has Been Diagnosed with Cancer, What Now?

Why is My Dog Drinking So Much Water?

Why is My Dog Drinking So Much Water?

By Caitlin Ultimo | Featured on PetMD

While it’s normal for dogs to take water breaks throughout the day, you may be a bit concerned if you notice your pet drinking excessively. Can a dog drink too much water? And, could it be a sign of . . . → Read More: Why is My Dog Drinking So Much Water?

CT Scans in Pets: Everything You Need to Know

CT Scans in Pets: Everything You Need to Know

Article By John Gilpatrick | Found on Pet MD

When a veterinarian wants a closer look at an animal’s particular organ, muscle, bone, or other internal body part, he or she may order a CT scan.

While it’s similar to a traditional X-ray, a computed . . . → Read More: CT Scans in Pets: Everything You Need to Know