Since we’re entering kitten season, there will be lots of animals in shelters needing homes. I’ve done a couple of virtual talks for shelter groups this week, with a focus on implementing physical distancing and other preventive measures, while maintaining as much of a semblance of normal shelter operations as possible.

I’ve also had quite

Cats are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2. That’s been shown experimentally and in a limited number of documented natural infections. However, there’s still a lot we need to know to better understand the feline and human health implications of this virus. While limitations of experimental studies always have to be considered (since they’re based on an artificial

Pretty soon, I’ll stop writing about single reports of cats identified as infected with SARS-CoV-2. These cases aren’t surprising,  and sporadic case reports don’t provide much new information. However, I’ll give a quick rundown of the latest case of an infected cat from Spain. It’s only reported in news articles, as far as I

How to practice veterinary medicine in a COVID-19 world is causing a lot of angst. Questions about dental procedures often top the list. Rightly so, since those are perhaps the highest risk type of procedure for SARS-CoV-2 exposure from animals. Dentistry involves close contact with the face and respiratory secretions, and the potential generation of

Newton’s third law is “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

COVID-19’s first law is “For many actions, there’s a big over-reaction.

Careful communication is important to limit the impact of COVID-19’s first law. However, some over-reaction is still going to occur.

One of the big concerns about