Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pets provide comfort for 'Ruff' quarantine time

(HealthDay)—For New York lawyer Roseann Schuyler, her family's pets—a dog (Jackie), two cats (Hudson and Winter) and a fish (Atticus fish)—eased the long, lonely days of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic this ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Animals should not pose coronavirus threat to pet owners, farmers

Farmers and pet owners who may be concerned that they can contract COVID-19 from domestic animals—such as livestock, dogs and cats—have little to worry about, according to a virologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tiger at NYC's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How pets can be true lifesavers for seniors

(HealthDay)—Having a furry, fluffy or feathered friend can have a profound effect on seniors' mental health, possibly even helping prevent some suicides, new research suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wash your hands after stroking your pet, say French experts

A French medical body urged pet owners on Wednesday to take precautions like washing hands after stroking dogs or cats, saying the risk of catching COVID-19 from animals "cannot be ruled out".

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