swine flu

Reduce the Potential for Zoonotic Disease Transmission

Photo of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus Photo Credit CDC

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’s The Daily Vet columnon petMD. What makes a kid-friendly pet? From my standpoint as a clinical practice veterinarian, kid-friendly pets are those that won’t directly traumatize a child or spread illness. Pets always have the potential to traumatize a child by scratching, biting, or pushing one over. Additionally, […]

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Felines and Ferrets Show Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011

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The clinical evidence that H1N1 influenza virus infects both people and animals should make all pet owners take notice. Recently, I published Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns after human caretakers spread their illness to household feline friends. Influenza viruses have proven capable of transmitting between organisms via […]

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Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns

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H1N1 Pumpkin photo by ChrisStreeter — Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Just when you thought it was again safe to sneeze without covering your face with your elbow, 2009 H1N1 has made a reemergence in cats infected by their human owner. The H1N1 influenza virus, previously known as swine flu, is now termed […]

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Flaws from Westminster 2011

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 As a veterinarian, going to the Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) dog show is an eye opening experience as to the variety of canine issues rolled up into one grand event. After publishing Veterinarian Favorites From Westminster 2011, we now look at the converse of the favorites, the flaws. Hand to Hand Transmission of Disease Since […]

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Is It Safe To Let Sleeping Dogs Lie In Your Bed

Photo of Cardiff Sleeps On My Pillow As Often As He Can

Do you sleep in bed with your dog? Have you ever considered the possibility you may get sick from sharing your personal bed space with your canine companion. What about your pet getting sick from you? USA Today recently featured the article Sleeping next to pets could be harmful, study says by Elizabeth Weise. In […]

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