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Current FDA And CDC COVID Social Distancing Guidelines For Dogs

Current FDA And CDC COVID Social Distancing Guidelines For Dogs

June 18, 2020 - According to both the CDC (Centers For Disease Control) and the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) when walking your dog, you should apply the six foot social distancing rule to your canine companions as well as yourself. Both agency guidelines go on to say that there is a small, but real risk that people with COVID-19 could spread the virus to their dog or any dog with which they had close contact. It’s not yet clear if the dog could then infect other dogs and people.  The current recommendations state you should not let your dog interact…
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Can Dogs Sniff Out Coronavirus?

Can Dogs Sniff Out Coronavirus?

With the demand for more coronavirus testing escalating, researchers are turning to man’s best friend to lend a helping nose! You might think it a bit strange to think of a dog being trained to sniff out coronavirus, but this is actually not a new idea, as canines have been trained in the early detection of some types of cancer, to alert caregivers when diabetic patients are in trouble and there is even a research project going on to see if dogs can be trained to detect bacterial infections. This important work is being done at the Working Dog Center…
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But I Thought My Dog Had Already Been Vaccinated For Coronavirus – What You Must Know

But I Thought My Dog Had Already Been Vaccinated For Coronavirus – What You Must Know

Due to the overwhelming amount of information circulating out there on the new coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, many dog owners are confused. Some have even looked at their dogs veterinary immunization records and see that their canine companion has already received a coronavirus vaccine so they believe their dog is protected. First of all, the coronavirus that is currently sweeping the globe is a new virus and has only been in existence for a few months. The formal name of the virus is SARS-Co-2 and the disease it causes is called COVID-19. There is no vaccine currently…
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