Keeping Your Pet Safe During COVID-19

Keeping Your Pet Safe During COVID-19

Vet's Corner
The information developing around COVID-19 reinforces the need to treat pets as we do our family members: Pets should not be in close contact with those diagnosed with COVID-19. If pets are exposed, please ensure you keep those pets from close contact with unexposed people and animals.  As always, practice good hygiene and proper hand washing guidelines when handling pets. Our shelter continues to be guided by the experts who advise that this virus appears to spread most efficiently from human to human. The CDC, American Veterinary Association and international animal rights scientists report that human-to-animal transmission in pets remains limited, and there continues to be no evidence that household pets can infect people or other pets.
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Town Cats Vet’s Corner: Ringworm

Town Cats Vet’s Corner: Ringworm

Cat Blog Articles, News & Happenings, Vet's Corner
Ringworm Ringworm is not actually a worm; it is a fungal disease. It is caused by 3 different species of fungus and can infect any mammal. Cats are commonly infected and the disease can be spread to humans. It is predominantly a skin disease and in humans it appears as a red ring of flaky, itchy skin (hence the name ringworm). In cats, it look like any type of bald spot. Most commonly, cats get it on their face, head, all paws and tail. Young cats are more susceptible but it is also seen in adult cats. Being a fungal disease, it is spread by spores in the air so wherever an infected cat is, the disease is and can be spread. One species of the fungus (Microsporum canis) will…
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