Avoid contact with pet cat or dog if you have Covid-19, say experts

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Cat or dog owners who have Covid-19 should avoid their pets while infected, experts have said.

Scientists in the Netherlands have found that coronavirus is common in pet cats and dogs where their owners have the disease.

While cases of owners passing on Covid-19 to their pets are considered to be of negligible risk to public health, the scientists say that there is a “potential risk” that domestic animals could act as a “reservoir” for coronavirus and reintroduce it to humans.

Dr Els Broens, from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, said: “If you have Covid-19, you should avoid contact with

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Vegan dog food – the next best thing for your pet?

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Have you ever considered vegan dog food for your beloved pets? Much like going vegan for humans, transitioning your dog’s diet to vegan dog food will greatly depend on a lifestyle change, much more than just the food they will be consuming. Veganism for dogs doesn’t just mean feeding them vegan kibbles or wet food but also opting for vegan treats, vitamins, and other forms of sustenance.

However, it is of the utmost importance that you consult with your attending veterinarian first before switching your pets to vegan dog food and lifestyle. Dogs are primarily omnivores, so this diet will

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Pets at risk during fireworks season | News, Sports, Jobs

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T-R PHOTOS BY TREVOR BABCOCK — Pets, particularly dogs, are known to be at risk of anxiety and getting loose during the Fourth of July season due to loud booms from exploding fireworks.

The Fourth of July can be a great day of fun for humans, but for pets the day can be a nightmare.

The Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown said they see an uptick in lost pets and stray animals during the time of the holiday due to loud noises caused by the explosion of fireworks.

Owner and veterinarian at The Hometown Veterinarian in Marshalltown Grant Jacobson sees

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Latest Pets To Go Up For Adoption At Malibu Area Shelters

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Want to add a new member to your family and have a positive impact on the Malibu community at the same time? Maybe it’s finally time to adopt a pet! Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and facilities still working to place pets with families.

Across California, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many of them are located within driving distance. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin your search for an adorable new friend

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Keeping your animals safe this 4th of July

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Every year, pets get spooked by Fourth of July fireworks, and sometimes, they run off and get lost. The loud noises can cause dogs and cats to panic, become disoriented and end up lost.The Placer SPCA said the best way to keep your pets safe is to keep them indoors in a quiet room with relaxing music. If your pet manages to escape, a tag and microchip can help them get back home. “A seemingly calm pet can panic, and they can run out of a door unexpectedly. I’ve actually heard of dogs breaking through the glass to get out, … Read the rest