Tag Archives: parvovirus

Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Resulted in More Pets?

A graph showing more pets under 1 year of age seen at AMC in 2020 when compared to 2019

Since the pandemic started, there have been multiple news articles about pandemic puppies, increases in pets in foster care, and pandemic puppy scams. But how much of this is true and how much is hype? Here are my thoughts and analysis on the topic.  Is AMC seeing more puppies and kittens? I asked our systems analyst to query the medical

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Dog Park Safety During COVID-19

Dogs play at a dog park in New York City

As cities and states relax stay at home orders, playgrounds and public spaces are once again open for enjoyment. In New York City, dogs are rejoicing because the dog parks, closed since April 6th, opened on July 7th. Keeping your dog safe in the dog park has always been important, but amid the COVID-19 pandemic,

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What is “essential” veterinary care?

A French Bulldog with a newborn litter of puppies

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has instituted mandatory social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Officially, New York State is on PAUSE. Nonessential workers are working from home and essential workers must decrease workforce and maintain social distancing. Veterinary hospitals are considered essential businesses, but not all functions of a veterinary hospital are

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Kennel Cough: A Common Condition with Many Causes

Macbeth, a small, white Westie sits who overcame a bout of Kennel Cough sits on some red stairs

Macbeth, my extra cute Westie puppy patient, came in last week with a persistent cough. I noted a runny nose, but no fever or loss of appetite. When I examined him, he easily coughed if I palpated his windpipe. He had previously been vaccinated against canine influenza, Bordetella and distemper-parvovirus ahead of a stay at

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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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