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17 Ways Pets Help People Cope With Loneliness

[Left] Cat looking a woman's hair. [Right] A woman hugging a happy dog
[Left] Cat looking a woman’s hair. [Right] A woman hugging a happy dog

For people with pets, many of us have special bonds with our animals. They get happy when we’re happy, and when something is wrong, they can tell something is up. If you’re ever feeling lonely about being isolated from other people, your pet may try and put a smile on your face — or just make you smile without even trying.

While most people have now experienced being isolated from other people because of the coronavirus pandemic, it can be a norm for many people who live

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Blue-green algae harmful to pets, people found in Lancaster lake; county closes park

A popular fishing and recreation spot in Lancaster County has been closed after a blue-green algae that is harmful to pets and people was found in the water, officials said.

Bear Creek Park on South Potter Road is closed after cyanobacteria was found in the lake water adjacent to the park, said Steve Willis, Lancaster County administrator..

The park will remain closed until county and state officials from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control determine the water is safe for fishing and water sports, Willis said.

“The Parks and Recreation Department always has as their first priority the

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Pets from infected COVID-19 households should be kept away from high-risk people

Pets living in households infected by coronavirus should stay away from high risk people, a new scientific document has revealed.

The findings of a new report from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) analysing the risk of animal to human transmission of COVID-19 claims pets can transmit coronavirus via their fur.

However the documents, published on Friday, reveal that the risk of pets spreading the virus to humans is considered “medium”.

But that risk remains “high” for vulnerable people with underlying health conditions and poor immune systems.

The document states: “Any risk management measures when considering the presence of

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People are paying as much as $10,000 for an unlicensed remdesivir variant for their cats, in a thriving black market linked to Facebook groups

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cat drug illegal market 2×1

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  • A variant of remdesivir, one of the most promising treatments for COVID-19, has for more than a year been sold as a treatment for sick cats via a black market connected to big Facebook groups.

  • The drug, called GS-441524, is being sold as a purported cure for Feline Infectious Peritonitis, which is caused by a coronavirus, the same family of pathogen that causes COVID-19 in humans. 

  • Despite not being licensed as a treatment for FIP by the Food and Drugs Administration, the

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Celebratory parades, foster pets make people feel less lonely

While people are itching for human connection after already spending so much time physically distant during the coronavirus quarantine, many are doing their part to bring individuals together in a safe way and to make them feel loved during a difficult time. For some, this means organizing events for an elderly relative living in a retirement home, while others are reaching out to children to help with school and hope for the future. Many have even turned to pets for the connection that we’re missing so much of today.

People are fostering pets to stay happy and healthy

Animal shelters

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