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UPDATE with DR. SARAH CADDY | Top 6 Covid-19 Questions

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Rodney and Dr. Becker welcome back infectious disease expert Dr. Sarah Caddy to answer pet parents' top 6 Coronavirus questions concerning their dogs and cats.


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Veterinarian and infectious disease expert, Dr Sarah Caddy, returns to mind-jam with Rodney Habib and Dr Karen Becker, giving us an update on what is known today about pets and coronavirus, and answering questions that are on the minds of pet parents now. Get the facts and get the answers from a qualified professional.

Dr. Sarah Caddy, (MA VetMB PhD DACVM MRCVS) is a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID). She is also a veterinary surgeon with a Diploma from the American College of Veterinary Microbiology. Dr Caddy's studies focus on the interactions between viruses and antibodies.


In this episode:

Can my cat be infected with the virus? ( 0:55 ) Is the litter box safe to clean? ( 3:16 ) How do I get coronavirus off my pet? ( 4:20 ) Can my pet sleep in my bed with me? ( 6:33 ) Should I stock up on pet food? ( 7:34 ) Is it a good idea to still visit my vet? ( 10:37 ) Concluding remarks ( 13:17 )

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Mentioned in this episode:

Cats, Kittens Can Get Coronavirus Study Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals to SARS–coronavirus 2 Daily briefing: Evidence that cats (but not dogs) can be infected with the coronavirus

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