COVID-sniffing dogs can also smell, detect long COVID: study

COVID-sniffing dogs can also smell, detect long COVID: study

Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover have been studying dogs’ abilities to sniff out COVID-19 since April 2020. This is Otto, one such dog researchers trained in 2020. Sebastian Meller While researchers already discovered a trained dog’s nose can identify COVID-19 with its scent-detecting capabilities, dogs have now demonstrated they can also … 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

Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cats and Dogs

Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cats and Dogs

Abstract and Introduction Abstract We tested swab specimens from pets in households in Ontario, Canada, with human COVID-19 cases by quantitative PCR for SARS-CoV-2 and surveyed pet owners for risk factors associated with infection and seropositivity. We tested serum samples for spike protein IgG and IgM in household pets and also in animals from shelters … Read more