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Your Pets May Be Susceptible to COVID-19, Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Panic

1 May 2020

Since the pandemic began, news of animals becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 has been trickling in from across the world. From a 17-year-old Pomeranian in Hong Kong to a tiger from the Bronx Zoo,...

Should you let a dog lick your hand if you used hand sanitizer?

27 Mar 2020

There is a “warning” making the rounds that hand sanitizer “has the same ingredients as antifreeze” and that you should not let dogs lick your hands. This warning is based on chemical ignorance....

Should I Attach a Bell to My Cat’s Collar?

26 Sep 2019

​Reprinted with the permission of Animal Wellness Magazine.  Consider these pros and cons before attaching a bell to your cat’s collar.

My Dog Ate Chocolate and He Was Fine, so What’s the Big Deal?

23 Aug 2019

If you ask a dog owner what dogs cannot eat, they’ll list some foods like onions, garlic, rhubarb, grapes and chocolate. (As an aside, if they say grains, don’t listen to them.) Dogs' inability to...

Your Pet Cat May Be a Bit More Dangerous Than You Think

17 May 2019

Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an infection resulting from a scratch or bite of a cat (or, in rarer cases, dogs or other animals). It is not the same thing as Cat Scratch Fever, an album by Ted...

Can Allerpet Solve Your Pet Allergies?

8 Feb 2019

Want to cuddle cats but can’t stand the coughing? Want to romp with Rover but avoid the red eyes? Allerpet markets itself as the product for you! Sadly, though, it doesn’t work.

You can catch salmonella from your pet lizards, frogs, turtles and hedgehogs

8 Feb 2019

Eleven people across eight states were infected with the bacteria Salmonella typhimurium. The cause? Their pet hedgehogs....

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