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Can I catch diseases from my cat?
Cats
Can I catch diseases from my cat?
Diseases that can pass between animals and humans are called ‘zoonotic’. In most cases, illness tends to pass from the animal to the person, but the reverse can also happen. Pets can be sources of disease that can pass t…
July 29, 2021 • 47 shares
Is Covid really common in dogs and cats?
Controversial topics
Is Covid really common in dogs and cats?
There seems to be lots of news on Covid in animals this week - and most of it looks on the surface to be really bad news. So, as the UK opens up again and the Delta variant spreads through populations - is your pet likel…
July 5, 2021
Should I rescue a dog from abroad?
Animal Welfare
Should I rescue a dog from abroad?
As a nation of animal lovers, many of us are happy to provide a rescue dog with a second chance of a loving home. But are we causing more harm than we’re preventing by importing rescued dogs? Vet Sian investigates……
January 15, 2021 • 72 shares
Cats and Coronavirus - Indoors or Out?
Uncategorized
Cats and Coronavirus - Indoors or Out?
There’s been a lot of worry recently about cats and coronavirus, and this has culminated today in some very panicky reports from otherwise reputable news services. In this blog, we’re going to quickly explore the ins and…
April 8, 2020 • 61 shares
Can I catch coronavirus from my pet?
News and Comment
Can I catch coronavirus from my pet?
Updated 27/07/2020 It seems highly likely that the new coronavirus, catchily named COVID-19, originated in animals. The current consensus seems to be that it is primarily a bat virus, although some genetic input from rel…
February 29, 2020 • 5633 shares • 22 comments
Can People Catch Diseases from Animals? Part 3
Cats
Can People Catch Diseases from Animals? Part 3
In this final part of our series on zoonotic infections, we’re going to look at rarer or emerging zoonoses – those where the zoonotic risk is perhaps less well known.
September 13, 2019 • 117 shares
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