Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

COVID-19 and Pets

Mar 20, 2020

 

By now, most people are aware of the importance of taking precautions to avoid spreading the Coronavirus to other people.  But what about our pets?

Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

If you sleep much of the day, never go outdoors, and cry for food at all hours, you are, very likely, a cat. Or more to the point of this story, a ‘fat cat.’  It’s estimated that more than half the indoor cats in this country are overweight and many are dangerously obese. But veterinarians at Virginia Tech are working on changing that.

Alyson Taylor

A treatment being tested for brain cancer in dogs may one day help humans with the same disease. Clinical trials at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg are showing promising results and a new round of trials is set to start early next year.