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Love in the Time of COVID-19: Part 3

By April 9, 2020 No Comments

At CatCare we are here as always to provide exceptional, patient-centered care for your feline patients and are making extra efforts to keep you safe and supported in trying times.

We are open as usual Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:30 pm. The one modification we’ve had to make is that for the month of April only we will not have our regular Saturday morning hours on Saturday, April 18. We expect to resume our usual Saturday morning hours on the first and third Saturdays of each month, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm beginning Saturday, May 2.

Per state of Oregon directives, we are unable to perform elective surgeries requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) to spare these supplies for use in the human field during the COVID-19 crisis.

We are happy to support and accommodate your personal safety needs in any way we can, including “curbside service” for patient care, food, medication, and other supplies, and payments. In some cases we can provide telemedicine services; fees may apply for this. You can also order many medications, including flea products and dewormers, foods, supplements, and some supplies through our online store, which is easily accessible on our website.

Now to respond to questions many people have regarding pets and coronaviruses, specifically the virus associated with COVID-19. Animals, including pets, have always had their own coronaviruses, but they are not the COVID-19 virus. The links, from trusted sources in veterinary medicine below will tell you more, and hopefully allay any concerns that may be arising:

Lions, Tigers, Domestic Cats, and COVID-19: How Do We Educate Pet Owners?https://todaysveterinarynurse.com/articles/pet-owner-coronavirus-questions/

Can Pets Contract Coronavirus from Humans or Vice Versa?
https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/can-pets-contract-coronavirus-humans-or-vice-versa

and then we have Lila’s very own commentary on current events, produced last week on a Toshiba laptop keyboard. She’s always so spot-on!

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Wishing you and your two-legged and four-legged loved ones the very best of health and happiness!

Dr. Patricia Shea and the CatCare Team

COVID-19 Announcement

We are here for you and your cat at CatCare during these uncertain times.

Regular appointments and surgeries will continue as usual. Keeping your pets healthy is a part of keeping you and your human family members healthy.

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