COVID-19 vaccine for pets? New study suggests cats, dogs may need the coronavirus vaccine too

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AVON LAKE, Ohio (WJW) — As more people become inoculated against COVID-19, a group of researchers says cats and dogs may need to be vaccinated as well.

In an editorial published in the medical journal Virulence, those scientists warn about “significant long-term risk to public health” due to viral evolution.

“I think the questions are how common are the infections in animals, especially dogs and cats, but also farmed and domesticated animals?” said Ohio State University Distinguished University Professor Dr. Linda Saif of the question researchers are asking.

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Summit County animal shelter, rescue nonprofit and owner team up to find missing dog after 35 cold days

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Summit Lost Pet Rescue co-founder Brandon Ciullo takes a photo with Jade, who was missing for 35 days.
Photo by Brandon Ciullo / Summit Lost Pet Rescue

Jade, a yellow Labrador retriever, was found in Fairplay on Tuesday, Jan. 19, after surviving 35 days in the windy winter elements.

Lesley Hall, director of Summit County Animal Control and Shelter, called the rescue a “huge team effort” between the shelter, local pet-finding nonprofit Summit Lost Pet Rescue and Dwight Winter, who had recently adopted Jade.

Jade had been transferred to the Summit County shelter from New Mexico before she was adopted

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The Best Robot Vacuums for Pet Hair in 2021

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Tackle pet hair problems with an innovative appliance designed to clear your floor of fur.

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Since the turn of this century, few household gadgets have advanced as quickly as the robot vacuum. These self-propelled appliances now include an impressive array of features, from mapping logarithms to self-emptying bins and even cameras. Now, they’ve even improved their ability to suck up pet hair and dander—an area where they formerly lagged. All this innovation has also made robot vacuums more affordable, so

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Mending the Hearts of a Beloved Dog Breed

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Suzanne Cunningham, a veterinary cardiologist and associate professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, loves boxer dogs, but they’ve been breaking her heart since she was a child.

As a breed, boxers are prone to a type of heart disease called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), which humans can get, too. It’s a disease of little junctions between heart muscle cells called desmosomes. The desmosomes weaken, and the heart cells pull apart, leaving scar tissue. The disease can go undetected in people and dogs without symptoms, leading to abnormal heart rhythms, enlargement of the heart, and even death.

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Pet Adoption In The Annapolis Area: New Dogs, Cats Added This Week

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Do you want to add a new member to your family and give back to the world at the same time? Consider adopting a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many local animals are still looking for their forever homes and animal shelters still working to fulfill adoptions and place pets with families.

In the search for a lovable new fur child, consider checking out a local shelter like Spca Of Anne Arundel County, where Kash the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to

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