Infections

Dogs and Coronaviruses: Do We Share Coronavirus Infections with Dogs?

Dogs and Coronaviruses: Do We Share Coronavirus Infections with Dogs?

Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses classified by common properties. Viruses are infectious agents made up of genetic material enclosed in a protein envelope. Different viruses target different species and various body systems. Different viral diseases can affect: respiratory tract gastrointestinal tract circulatory system nervous system the skin the liver Coronaviruses got their name from the Latin word corona,…

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How Obscure Is Babesiosis Really? Mika’s Story

How Obscure Is Babesiosis Really? Mika’s Story

When I was writing about Ted’s Babesiosis, I kept wondering how obscure this tick-borne disease really is. Mika was treated right around the corner, at a specialty hospital we used to go to. Mika is a 6-year-old Great Dane. Beautiful, lovable, energetic. She was adopted from the US several years ago and only brought her family love and joy. She ended up…

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