Sick dog in New York has COVID-19

A sick German shepherd in Long Island, New York, is positive for SARS-CoV-2 and is the first canine confirmed to have the novel coronavirus in the United States, federal authorities announced today. The news from the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service comes nearly a month after reports that a pug…

How the Pet Industry Has Pulled Together During a Crisis

  The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it. Phrases like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” have entered the lexicon, much like “loose lips sink ships” did during World War II. We are now engaged in a precarious balancing act, weighing lives against livelihoods. The new normal is not normal at…

Interzoo to be Held in Odd-Numbered Years Beginning 2021

BY PET PRODUCT NEWS STAFF Published: 2020.05.29 08:30 AM Interzoo, a biennial trade fair, will now be held in odd-numbered years, with the next show set for June 1-4, 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany. Interzoo organizers made the switch after postponing this year’s show due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Originally, we would have celebrated the opening of…

The Feline Herpesvirus: An Overview

The Feline Herpesvirus: An Overview   Maigan Espinili Maruquin   The feline herpesvirus infection is common and recurring ocular disease is common (Stiles 2000). It is the most studied infectious cause of ocular surface disease in cats (Andrew 2001). Developing latent infections may recrudesce at later points in life of an infected cat (Stiles 2000).…

The pet industry in the Middle East

  The Middle East may sound like a single market, but that is not actually the case. There are similarities between countries but also great differences. In this article, we look at the region and its pet industry. Countries and cultures The Middle East is predominantly Islamic and Arabic is  the main language spoken amongst…

Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA)

Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA)   Andy Pachikerl, Ph.D   Introduction For over a millennium and a few centuries, urinalysis has given leads to medical diagnoses. It was until the repetitive use of clinical chemistry approximately 50 – 60 years that these data of renal biomarkers became commonplace in human and veterinary medicine. From here onwards, both…

Convenience, connectivity drive pet tech market

“Smart” pet products saw $491 million in sales in 2019, Packaged Facts reports May 25, 2020   When it comes to pet care, owners love their gadgets. This is according to a recent report from market research firm Packaged Facts, titled, U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2020-2021: Responding to the COVID-19 Impact. Read more     Since…

Laser therapy combo aids in canine DM treatment

Vet Practice News A combination of laser and rehabilitation therapies could help slow the progression of canine degenerative myelopathy The addition of laser treatments to traditional rehabilitation therapy could help dogs suffering from canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) lead longer, healthier lives. This is the focus of new research published in the peer-reviewed journal, Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and…

Case study: Report of the first clinical case of intestinal trichomoniasis caused by Tritrichomonas foetus in a cat with chronic diarrhoea in Brazil

Case study: Report of the first clinical case of intestinal trichomoniasis caused by Tritrichomonas foetus in a cat with chronic diarrhoea in Brazil   Robert Lo, Ph.D, D.V.M   A seven-month-old, entire male domestic shorthair kitten was presented to the Veterinary Hospital of the School of Veterinary Medicine – University of São Paulo, Brazil. The…