Tag Archives: SARS-CoV-2

First Dog Diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 Dies from Lymphoma: A Veterinarian’s Perspective

A microscopic view of a SARS-CoV-2 virus

A recent article in National Geographic profiles Buddy, the first dog in the United States to be diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2, who passed away from lymphoma on July 11. As a veterinary oncologist, I know firsthand the anguish that comes with the loss of a beloved pet to cancer. Pets are essential to our well-being, and

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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’s the Difference Between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2? A Pandemic Glossary for Pet Families

A team of veterinarians wearing masks stands around four ventilators

The COVID-19 pandemic has filled every news story with words that were once familiar but are now fraught with nuance. What is the difference between infection and disease? Are SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 the same thing? Why are there different tests? In this blog post, I’ll try to clarify some commonly misused words and provide real-life

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