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

Interview with Dr. Kirsten Doub, Director of Paw Project Utah

My Interview with Dr. Kirsten Doub, Director of Paw Project Utah

If you have not read this, please click on the link above and read it. It is important in the world of the American domestic cat.

The vet is Dr Glenn Ephraim - he proudly declaws cats
Kirsten is going to prove that declawing cats causes more pain and for longer than the vets who do the operation say it does. The declaw vets underplay the damage of declawing and the severity of the operation - 10 amputations in 20 minutes!!

Hard science is the best way to stop this money spinning but unnecessary operation. Hard irrefutable, science-based facts cannot be challenged by vets who are desperate to keep declawing cats. And when the Americans learn that declawing causes more pain for longer - sometimes permanently - they might, just might, stop asking for it.

The reason for the pain is because the operation by design is inherently botched to which you add careless and uncaring surgery sometimes (a lot perhaps) causing splinters and shards of bone being left in the paws.

Please read Dr Hovre's comments as well - very enlightening about the use of the dreaded and cheap Rescoe Nail Clipper. Please click on this link and then work down the comments from that point.

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