3/12/20 - Pets Unlikely to pass COVID-19 to humans,
In response to emerging reports that a dog in Hong Kong has tested "weak positive" for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has updated its advisory document regarding pets and the virus.
The organization's One Health and Scientific Committees concur with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), stating there is "no evidence at this time" that pets could be a source of infection for other animals or humans. However, those who are sick with COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals, just as they should with people, until more information is known about the virus.
"When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick," CDC says. "If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a face mask."
Regarding the dog that tested "weak positive" in Hong Kong, WSAVA reiterates the Hong Kong Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department's (AFCD's) report with the animal, a Pomeranian, did not appear to have any relevent symptoms of the virus and likely tested positive because its owner was infected with COVID-19.
-Taken from Veterinary Practice News March 6th, 2020
05/09/2018 - B.C. College of Veterinarians have banned declawing of cats! Nova Scotia was the first province to ban declawing in December 2017.
We hope that the rest of Canada will join in and make it a country wide ban!!
01/05/17 - Cat Food Recall:
A massive recall of popular cat food brands is underway that may affect what your family pet is eating. The company that produces the 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food brands has issued the voluntary recall due to the the possibility of low levels of thiamine or vitamin B1.
The J.M. Smucker products that have been recalled were shipped between Dec. 20 and Jan. 3. A thiamine deficiency could develop in cats eating a low-thiamine diet, which could lead to a loss in appetite, weight loss or other, more serious conditions.
click here for a full description of all products that are affected:
10/04/16 First case of Rabies has been confirmed in Burlington
Is your cat protected?
All cats are at risk of exposure to this deadly virus, even if strictly indoors.
Bats commonly find their way into homes and apartment buildings.
Protect yourself and protect your cat!
Have your cat vaccinated for Rabies today!