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Experts: COVID-19 is not transmissible between people and pets

By PetSafe Guest

If you think you might have contracted the virus, the CDC recommends restricting contact with pets and other animals (and humans, of course!). While there have been no reports of pets or other animals showing symptoms of novel coronavirus, people with symptoms should limit contact with animals until more is known about the virus, WOAH says on its website. When possible, have another member of your household care for pets while you are sick. If you have no other care options, wash your hands before and after contact with pets and wear a facemask if available. Novel coronavirus patients should avoid petting, snuggling, and sharing kisses and food (we know, it would be hard for us, too), according to WOAH. The AKC further suggests you avoid petting animals if you are sick because the virus could be transmitted via fur.

Breed All About It: Siamese and Abyssinian

Breed All About It: Siamese and Abyssinian

By Stacy Hackett

SiameseWhen it comes to distinctive good looks, the Siamese stands out among his feline cousins. Dark spots of color on his face, ears, feet and tail, combined with bright blue eyes and a long, lithe body, make him easy to pick out in a crowd.The Siamese began drawing attention from cat lovers...

DNA Testing Your Dog

DNA Testing Your Dog

By Audrey Pavia

Do your pets dream? While we can't know for sure what they dream about, dogs and cats certainly appear to go through the motions of paws paddling, whiskers twitching, and even whimpering or hissing in their sleep. We speculate that our pets re-live experiences during dreams that made an impact on them while awake.

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Breed All About It: Bulldogs

By Stacy Hackett

One look at that wrinkly, lovable face, and you'll understand why the Bulldog ranks No. 4 on the American Kennel Club's list of top breeds in 2014.

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Making a Guide Dog

By Audrey Pavia

It's easy to be impressed when watching a guide dog at work. The dog's ability to concentrate on his job, ignore distractions, and provide both safety and comfort to his sight-impaired handler is amazing. The correct breeding, selecting, and training of a guide dog is an art in and of itself.

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Breed All About It: British & Exotic Shorthair

By Stacy Hackett

Have you ever wondered where Lewis Carroll drew his inspiration for the Cheshire Cat in his beloved book, "Alice in Wonderland"? Or what happens when you cross a Persian with an American Shorthair? Learn about the British Shorthair and Exotic Shorthair cat breeds and find out if they're the right match for you!

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Little Dog Syndrome: Keeping Small Dogs Safe at the Dog Park

By Tony Johnson

Small dogs have lots of advantages - less food, medicine costs less, less shedding and they are easily portable for trips with the family. One potential problem with small dogs, however, is their tendency to not look in the mirror and realize that they are small - they have big hearts, full of canine courage and can sometimes take on a foe many times their size with disastrous results. Learn how to keep your pocket pooch safe at the dog park and around town.