Care & Safety

How to Keep Pets Safe From COVID-19

How to Keep Pets Safe From COVID-19

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...
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How to Plan for Your Pet’s Care if You Get COVID-19

How to Plan for Your Pet’s Care if You Get COVID-19

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...
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COVID-19 and Pets: Should I Go to the Vet or Wait? What’s the Protocol?

COVID-19 and Pets: Should I Go to the Vet or Wait? What’s the Protocol?

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...
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Can Pets Spread Coronavirus (COVID-19) to People?

Can Pets Spread Coronavirus (COVID-19) to People?

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...
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The US House of Representatives Has Passed a Bill to Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Felony

The US House of Representatives Has Passed a Bill to Make Animal Cruelty a Federal Felony

Kendall Curley
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...
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Family Warns Small Dog Owners of Hawks After Yorkie Was Snatched

Family Warns Small Dog Owners of Hawks After Yorkie Was Snatched

Samantha Schwab
Feb 20, 2019

Image via iStock.com/Piotr Krzeslak 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...
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