• Pets News

    Pet dog contracts Covid in first confirmed case in UK | Coronavirus

    Humans share many things with their dogs, from the sofa to cuddles and quality time. But it seems the list of joint experiences may also include coronavirus infections. Experts say they have detected the first case in the UK of a pet dog catching coronavirus, apparently from its owners. The canine’s infection was confirmed after testing on 3 November. It is not the first time that pets have tested positive for the virus; the same laboratory detected coronavirus in a cat last year, while research from the Netherlands has previously suggested that the virus is common in cats and dogs owned by people who have Covid. Some experts have suggested…

  • Cat

    First positive plague case identified in Boulder County this season after cat tests positive

    The first plague case was identified in Boulder County this season after a cat tested positive for the disease June 2. The cat’s owner had the cat examined by a veterinarian after it became ill two to three weeks after it was found with a baby rabbit, according to a news release from Boulder County Public Health. The cat lived near North Foothills Highway and Plateau Road in Boulder County. Boulder County Parks and Open Space was notified of the positive case, and warning signs will be posted in this neighborhood with precautionary measures to avoid the plague. “Because plague is most commonly transmitted by fleas, taking steps to avoid…