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

How much are cats at petco?

How much are cats at Petco? People ask this question on the Internet. It is a bad question1. People should be asking, "what's the best place to adopt a cat from?" And the answer will always be a rescue centre. That is the only place one needs to go to to adopt a cat and you will feel better about it because not only will you have adopted a cat for yourself but you will have probably saved the life of a cat. It's a win-win situation and when you adopt a cat from a rescue centre you do more than adopt a companion animal for your benefit, you will have benefited in a small way the entire population of unwanted domestic cats on the planet. It will have been a gift to the world. You'll feel better, so it will be a gift to you as well.

Note 1 - if Petco only have rescue cats then I am wrong ;)


Anonymous said…
I'm not sure about Petco but the cats at PetSmart are actual shelter cats for adoption. I adopted one two months ago. It was a stray cat the animal shelter picked up. The cat is wonderful. The adoption fee at PetSmart was only $25.00 and included Rabies registration and shot, neuter, necessary vaccines, fecal testing, testing for all the major cat related diseases and microchip. This is a great program. I could not believe this small adoption fee included everything I just mentioned.
Michael Broad said…
Thanks. This did occur to me when I published the post! Well done in adopting a stray cat.
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Unknown said…
Each group of cats at Petco or Petsmart are rescues by various organizations. At Petsmart, the various organizations have a specific area of the store where they "set up". And, each rescue organization sets their own fees that can range from $25 to $200.00 sometimes.

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