New York City’s Animal Medical Center is issuing a canine parvovirus alert. In an email blast to subscribers of its Usdan Institute animal health education newsletter (you can sign up for the newsletter here), the hospital informed readers that its staff had “seen a dramatic increase in canine parvovirus cases over the past few months, […]
The F.D.A.’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has just issued its first official statement on diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy (or DCM) in dogs since June 2019. As TCR reported last week, compelling new data about certain types of diets linked to heart disease in dogs was presented by FDA researchers in late September at a conference for pet […]
*More reporting coming soon* The Canine Review has learned that the FDA has released its first major update on diet-associated DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease) in dogs and cats since its June 2019 bombshell announcement in which the regulator took the unprecedented step of singling out the 16 brands of dog food most frequently linked to DCM cases. The FDA’s 2020 update was first reported by third year veterinary student Caitlin Holly, who broke the story Sunday evening on her blog, Doc Of All Trades.
CDC confirms eight-year-old Newfoundland in North Carolina is one of two “ongoing investigations” into COVID pets that died
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Thomas Skinner confirmed to TCR on Tuesday evening that a case in North Carolina involving an eight-year-old Newfoundland dog that tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and did not survive is one of two “ongoing investigations” being conducted by CDC researchers into animals with “severe outcomes.”
Details have started to emerge in local media outlets about North Carolina’s first COVID-positive dog, one of the four known COVID dogs that did not survive. Last week, TCR reported exclusively that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s One Health Office, which is part of the CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, has quietly been working to produce a paper that will reveal long-awaited details of its investigations into the four dogs (and one cat) known to have died while infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
More than one month after Buddy, the first dog in the United States to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) was euthanized, information about that case and similar cases continues to be confusing and sparse. Testing for animals in the United States has been extremely limited, and the messaging about our dogs and cats from public health officials includes repeated caveats about “limited available information.” Yet those same officials are discouraging or all-together blocking that information from being gathered.
“The potential for contamination was noted after the firm was notified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture when a sample of a single 3-pound bag of the product was collected and tested positive for Salmonella,” the company press release says.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and arguably the most respected doctor in the world for his leadership in providing candid, transparent information about the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled to address the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention, which starts tomorrow and was moved online earlier this […]