COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and Dogs

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
Comments - 0 Continue Reading |

Daily updates about this virus includes a case of a dog in Hong Kong testing positive for it. We want to address this because we have clients worldwide.

 

Before more panic ensues, here’s a reliable blog where the renowned Dr. Weese explains where we stand. https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/2020/02/articles/animals/dogs/covid-19-in-a-dog/?fbclid=IwAR06md2rE6omsULvb3oEnALROIFMNsxA4QhKfWPySYkvwA6cL9M4Ax7xb60

 

Arguably the more realistic consideration about an outbreak (pandemic or otherwise) is we’re being advised to consider having 2-3 weeks worth of food and other daily needs in reserve. How would this affect our dogs? Read more COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and Dogs

Link between zinc, blood pressure & kidney sodium transporter in mouse study

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Comments - 0 Continue Reading |

Lower-than-normal zinc levels may contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) by altering the way the kidneys handle sodium.

 

Our comment: A mouse model may, or may not be applicable to dogs, but gives a reason to consider this new finding for further study.

 

American Physiological Society. “Zinc deficiency may play a role in high blood pressure: Link found between zinc, blood pressure and kidney sodium transporter in mouse study.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 January 2019. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190124084806.htm