It’s National Vision Month, and while nutrition and vision may not seem related, they are intrinsically linked. From gestation to development and throughout a pet’s life, what our pets eat can impact the structure and function of their eyes.
While we quarantine , your pet isn’t able to enjoy the dog park or long walks like they used to but it is important your pet maintains a healthy weight. According to a recent study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), 55.8 percent of dogs and 59.5 percent of cats are overweight or obese. Roughly 80 million U.S. dogs and cats share an increased risk for weight-related disorders such as diabetes, osteoarthritis, hypertension and many cancers.
Both dogs and cats that have tested positive for COVID-19. In Hong Kong, 17 dogs and 8 cats that were living with COVID-19 infected people were tested, and 2 dogs (who were asymptomatic) tested positive. One dog tested positive but no live virus could be cultured, though the virus was cultured from the other dog. This, along with some pre-print findings regarding experimental infection in dogs, suggests that the virus does not survive well in dogs, may not be very transmissible between dogs, and does not cause disease in dogs. One cat tested positive as well, but also was asymptomatic and not shedding the virus.