Care & Safety

Katy Nelson, DVM
Apr 27,2020

During these unprecedented times, new phrases seem to be coined daily. “Social distancing.” “Novel virus.” “Presumptive case vs. positive case.” “Shelter-in-place.” 

But while our vernacular may be changing, one thing has stayed the same—how much we love our pets, and how much they love…

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Katy Nelson, DVM
Apr 27,2020

Updated on April 27, 2020

By Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM  

As communities around the world respond to the new coronavirus (COVID-19), you should have the most up-to-date information on how it impacts you and your pets.

Because we know that pets can become infected, you should take…

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Katy Nelson, DVM
Mar 23,2020

By Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM

It’s a scary time right now, and everyone is adjusting to a new normal. During this time of social distancing, we should all be trying to do our part to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19. This means staying home, eating in, and reducing unnecessary contact…

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Jennifer Coates, DVM
Feb 05,2020

By Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM

Updated by Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM, on April 24, 2020 

In this article:

There's no evidence that pets are playing a role in spreading COVID-19. There are a few reports of pets being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 after being in contact… Read More
PetMD Editorial
Oct 23,2019

Back in January of 2019, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla. proposed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act to the US House of Representatives.

On October 22, 2019, the House unanimously passed the PACT Act, and it is now headed to the Senate to…

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PetMD Editorial
Feb 20,2019

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Dog owner Cecilia Celis is warning pet parents of the threat of hawks after her 2-pound Yorkie, Lulu, was snatched by a large bird outside their home in Nevada.

"We just hear them barking and crying," Celis tells ABC 13. "So we are like, 'Oh,…

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PetMD Editorial
Feb 18,2019

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been monitoring a spike in the number of documented cases of a rare disease found in deer, moose and elk.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD)—dubbed “zombie deer disease” by the media—had been…

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