COVID: Cuddles can infect, sicken cats and dogs, study says

COVID: Cuddles can infect, sicken cats and dogs, study says

VANCOUVER — Cat and dog owners who cuddle their pets when infected with COVID-19 could end up making the sick animals with the virus, according to a Canadian study. The study said that while it was already known that animals including cats, dogs, ferrets and hamsters seem to be susceptible to COVID-19, transmission may be … Read more

Evidence of efficient SARS-CoV-2 transmission between cats

Evidence of efficient SARS-CoV-2 transmission between cats

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers in the Netherlands assessed the indirect and direct severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) B.1.22 lineage transmission across domestic cats in an experimental environment. ​​​​​​Study: Efficient direct and limited environmental transmission of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.22 in domestic cats. ​​​​​​​Image Credit: Magui RF / … Read more

Office Cats Laid Off as Companies Close

Office Cats Laid Off as Companies Close

Zhaocai is out of a job. Two months away from the office and locked down at an unfamiliar apartment, he’s withdrawn into himself, becoming more suspicious of strangers. He spends much of the day sleeping, or keeping to himself quietly. At night, he gets into bed and mewls for attention. Zhaocai is part of a … Read more