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How does COVID-19 affect dogs, cats, and other animals? Tufts researchers want your help finding the answer

April 23, 2020
Woman in protective surgical mask holds dog in face mask. Chinese Coronavirus 2019-nCoV dangerous for pets.

How does COVID-19 affect dogs, cats, and other animals? Cummings School Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to 7News – WHDH Boston about how pet and livestock owners can help Tufts researchers find the answer.

Two New York cats test positive for coronavirus. Here’s what you need to know about the virus and animals.

April 22, 2020
veterinarian examing a cat on an exam table

Washington Post After two pet cats in New York tested positive for coronavirus, Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to The Washington Post about what is known about the virus and animals—and his lab’s research to learn… Read More

Local study to look for coronavirus in pets

April 21, 2020
dog being swabbed for covid-19 test

Professor Jonathan Runstadler talked to WCVB Boston about Cummings School’s new study looking for the novel coronavirus in pets. 

Pets helping people cope amid coronavirus pandemic

April 21, 2020
Young woman wearing medical mask, standing near the window

Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor Megan Mueller spoke with 7News Boston on how pets can help people cope with stress during the coronavirus pandemic

New Stay-At-Home Norm Could Impact Pet Anxiety

April 8, 2020
close up, cat and German Shepherd dog together lying on the floor

It’s not just humans who are having their schedules disrupted due to widespread stay-at-home orders. Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, V07, talked to Shari Small at WBZ NewsRadio about how the new norm is affecting our pets.