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

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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

Black Cat Breeds

There is only one black cat breed: the Bombay. The Bombay is a sleek miniature black panther of patent leather. This is a man made cat breed - no rare cat discovery in a far flung country. The Bombay is a hybrid cat, a cross between an American Shorthair and a sable Burmese.

It is interesting that there are four cat breeds that must be gray and no cat breeds that should be white. Please click on the link to see the gray cat breeds.  Gray is dilute black.


The photo montage above shows "VINDOURO KALIENTE OF KATSNKLAMMS" being photographed at a cat show at Waxahachie in the USA, by Helmi Flick. See a large format image.

The coat is short haired and should be sleek and "painted on". The copper eyes are set off beautifully by the jet black coat.

Associated page: Black or White Cat Breeds

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