Study finds low-risk of spillover SARS-CoV-2 infection from domestic cats

Zoonotic origin of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) predisposes to a probability of cross-infection pathways between humans and animals. Reports suggest a high susceptibility of domestic cats to SARS-CoV-2 infection and transmission. Clinical signs of SARS-CoV-2 infection, high viral loads, and potential viral shedding have been detected in domestic cats. Although cats tend … Read more

Dog owners’ feeding habits and the impact of FDA hygiene protocols on dog food dish contamination

A survey has recently been conducted by the North Carolina State University, USA, to evaluate the pet food and dish handling habits of pet owners and their impact on bacterial contamination. The findings highlight the need for educating pet owners about the recommended pet food and dish handling guidelines to minimize the risk of bacterial … Read more