Domestic cats and dogs may have to be vaccinated in the future against Covid-19 to protect people

This is a quick note but one worth making nonetheless. I think I can predict that in the long term, perhaps in about 18 months to 2 years time, governments in various countries, perhaps predominantly in the West, will be thinking about vaccinating companion animals as a second phase protective measure against Covid-19.  This is because there is a concern amongst some scientists that animals may create a reservoir for mutant variants of the Covid-19 virus. As the virus is zoonotic it can theoretically and actually be transmitted from animals to people and this must apply also to companion animals. Danish mink farmer with white mink due to be euthanised. Photo per credit Perhaps because of the general panicked nature of governmental responses to the coronavirus pandemic, not enough work has been done on this aspect of the spread of the disease. In addition nobody wants to alarm anybody which may lead to companion animal abuse. In fact, in China, at the outset of the pandemic, there were

Is neutering young cats and kittens wrong

The answer is "No" to the question, "Is neutering young cats and kittens wrong". Neutering of cats means spaying female cats ( Ovariohysterectomy) and neutering male cats (castration).

The operations are best done when the cat is a kitten. The Cat Hospital of Chicago carries out operations at aged 3-6 months. Sometimes veterinarians carry out the operation on cats as young as 6 weeks. Research indicates that kittens suffer no more complications at this age than older cats and recover sooner. Neutering is the most important responsibility of the cat keeper in the light of the high feral cat population. Lets think of feral cats and the hard life they lead. The truth is they shouldn't be born.

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