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Coronavirus in Dogs and Cats

Infographic explaining that dogs and cats are not at risk of infection by the Wuhan coronavirus

The news is full of stories about the ongoing and troubling coronavirus outbreak. Scientifically termed 2019-nCOV, most are calling the virus the “Wuhan virus” after the Chinese city where the outbreak appears to have originated. Early data suggests an animal source of the virus, and this has pet owners concerned about the health of their

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The New Dog Virus: Circovirus

The internet has been buzzing with talk of an emerging and possibly deadly virus occurring in dogs. Concern about this virus is significant enough that even during a webinar I attended yesterday on using social media in veterinary medicine, dog circovirus received a mention. The Animal Medical Center’s Facebook friends have been discussing the virus

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Dog Park Dangers

Dogs in a dog park

Dog parks are popping up all over suburban and urban areas, and for good reason. Daily exercise helps keep your dog healthy and gives her a chance to get out and socialize with other dogs and humans. In urban areas, dog parks provide a safe space for daily doggie exercise, but recent research suggests dog

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Occupy Wall Street: Parvovirus Strikes Demonstrating Dogs

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstration has been front and center in the news over the past six weeks. Until now, the news has been about humans, but recently the dogs of OWS have hit the newswire due to a parvovirus outbreak at the San Francisco encampment. Parvovirus in Dogs Parvovirus is a contagious gastrointestinal

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