A research study conducted by the Centre for Genomic Regulation found that the animals that are most susceptible to infection by the novel coronavirus are ferrets and cats. Owners of pet ferrets and cats should be aware that after humans, ferrets and cats are most at risk of contracting the virus. These findings explain why … Continue reading Pet Ferrets and Cats Most Susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 Infection
The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker recently issued a consumer warning about a growing number of scams involving online pet shopping, especially for puppies. While buying a pet from a non-rescue website is generally not a good idea, online purchases of pets increased sharply in 2020, as more people began acquiring animals during the pandemic. … Continue reading Better Business Bureau Warns of Online Puppy Scams
The list of plants that are toxic to dogs, cats, and other pets can be quite long. The Poinsettia, a common Christmas season houseplant, has a reputation for being toxic to pets, especially cats. While another popular holiday houseplant—the Easter lily—is extremely dangerous to cats, does the Poinsettia have the same risks? The Pet Poison … Continue reading Are Poinsettias Toxic to Pets?
According to the American Animal Hospital Association, veterinary laser therapy has become more common in veterinary practices around the US in the past few years. What is laser therapy and how can it benefit your dog, cat, or other companion animal? LASER stands for light amplification of stimulated emission of radiation. Lasers are used for … Continue reading Should Your Pet Get Laser Therapy?
The consulting firm Deloitte has released its 2020 Holiday Retail Survey, and not surprisingly, our shopping habits are a bit different this year, with many consumers planning to spend less and shop online more. But one segment of the holiday shopping market is expected to do very well this year…pet products! The combination of spending … Continue reading Retailers Expect Increase in Holiday Pet Product Sales