Tiger Tests Positive, Other Big Cats Sick

A few days ago reports came out that a Malayan tiger in the Bronx Zoo had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 syndrome in people. Initially, calling the tiger “infected” was preliminary. After all, two pets in Europe had “tested positive,” still, researchers believed that high levels of novel coronavirus had entered […]

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COVID-19 and Pets

Dogs get coronavirus. Cats get coronavirus. Cows get coronavirus. As do horses, goats and sheep. BUT, as far as we know today, only humans get COVID-19, also known as “new coronavirus” and “SARS-CoV-2.” As of today, we don’t even know whether other primates (monkeys, chimps, apes, etc.) are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2, although, it seems likely, […]

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Dogs Will No Longer “Go” On Your Lawn

I read this a while back on Dear Annie, the column that began to run after Ann Landers passed the baton. It sounds something between superstitious and nuts. But, according to the writer, Hawaiians swear by it. Let us know what you think. “This is in response to ‘Can’t Go Barefoot On My Own Lawn.’ I […]

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Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

“Doctor, my cat is itchy, and she has these little bumps all over.” After a thorough examination, I announced, “Lucy has Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. We call it EGC.” Since that first visit, we have treated Snoopy several more times for the condition, and she has responded beautifully. Board-certified veterinary dermatologists dislike using “EGC” as a […]

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Pets Are A Special Gift

Pets Are A Special Gift

Certainly, Christmas is a time of giving. And receiving. It’s also a time of reflection. Coming on the heels of Thanksgiving, when we stopped our hectic pace for a few moments to count our blessings, the Christmas season can be a continuation of that state of mind. It’s a good time to stop and think […]

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Canine Influenza Update: How Bad Is It?

Canine Influenza Update: How Bad Is It?

The current run of canine influenza cases spreading across the country started in Georgia and quickly expanded to Florida with a crew of dog show participants. Rapidly, it dispersed to nine more states. In Louisville, KY, where our children and grandchildren live, the situation has gotten so bad that one clinic, Blue Pearl Louisville Specialty […]

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Spay Tattoos Are In The News

Spay Tattoos Are In The News

Tattoos have been in the news at MyPetsDoctor.com lately. A reader wrote in to complain that the doctor she took her female dog to for ovariohysterectomy surgery didn’t offer her the option to decline a tattoo indicating her dog had had surgery. Marie’s description: “A black crossed out female sign is revolting imagery. Who even […]

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Canine Influenza Outbreak Expands

Canine Influenza Outbreak Expands

Even though Florida is getting the most press in the latest canine influenza (CI) outbreak, it may have started in Perry, Georgia. (As of July 3, 2017, at least 82 cases have been laboratory confirmed.)  Every dog who tested positive has a connection to the shows or to another dog who had been at one […]

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Flea Control Update

Flea Control Update

If you are having a major flea problem this year, you are not alone. We are seeing astonished pet owners and pets overwhelmed with fleas after the very mild winter. Here’s what you can do. IN AND ON YOUR PET Every dog and every cat needs to be on year-round heartworm preventive, and heartworm preventives […]

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