Nutrition of the cat is a vital aspect in maintaining your cat's health. You love your furry friend and want the same response from your cat. But, for this, you have to take extra care of your cat. Taking good care of the pet usually means scooping and maintaining of pet's living area or feeding the pet at the right time. However, that is not enough. Sometimes when you are too … [Read more...] about Best automatic feeder for cat: 12 products reviewed
Anesthesia awareness: here is what you need to know about it
Every year more than 21 million people across the world undergo routine surgery and receive general anesthesia. Normally, during the operation, the patient sleep without feeling pain. However, also every year about 30,000 patients suddenly regain consciousness on the operating table. The complex condition in which the patient regains consciousness after the administration of … [Read more...] about Anesthesia awareness: here is what you need to know about it
Are Llama Antibodies Key to Finding a COVID-19 Treatment?
Every research institute and the health care system in the world is currently looking to find the most appropriate and effective treatment and vaccine for COVID-19. The new coronavirus infection has infected millions across the globe and put billions of people at risk. The key to treatment may be lying with a llama with the right antibodies. A llama is a domesticated … [Read more...] about Are Llama Antibodies Key to Finding a COVID-19 Treatment?
Is BCG vaccine a game-changer against COVID-19 in Pakistan?
The BCG or Bacilli Calmette-Guerin vaccine is used against tuberculosis disease. Different types of studies show that the incidence rate of COVID-19 is low in countries with routine BCG vaccination programs implemented. The research also shows that the persons who had been vaccinated with BCG in childhood show less chance of COVID-19. The prominent evidence is less death … [Read more...] about Is BCG vaccine a game-changer against COVID-19 in Pakistan?
COVID-19: An insight into the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2
Since December 2019 a case of unidentified pneumonia was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, Peoples Republic of China, which resembles those of viral pneumonia. There are four types of Coronavirus: α-coronavirus (α-COV), β-coronavirus (β-COV), δ-coronavirus (δ-COV), ϒ-coronavirus (ϒ-COV). Previously six coronaviruses cause disease in human beings. After SARS-COV and MERS-COV, … [Read more...] about COVID-19: An insight into the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2
Soaps and detergents can destroy bird flu and novel coronaviruses
Image source: CDC Commercially available soaps and detergents can destroy the bird flu virus, and possibly the COVID-19 causing novel coronavirus as well. Previous research in Pakistan has reported that commonly used soap (Lifebuoy) and detergent (Surf Excel) can kill the bird flu virus (H5N1). In this study, published in the 28th March 2009 issue of the Virology … [Read more...] about Soaps and detergents can destroy bird flu and novel coronaviruses
Anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin could be the drug of choice against COVID-19
Scientists at Australian Monash University have found that a commonly used antiparasitic drug, Ivermectin, can stop the COVID-19 causing virus, SARS-CoV-2, replication in human cell cultures in the laboratory. The drug killed the virus particles within two days and the scientists are expected to start the human trials in a month. As of April 5, 2020, the novel coronavirus … [Read more...] about Anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin could be the drug of choice against COVID-19
Can pets spread coronavirus? A panic among pets’ owners
Cats and dogs are prone to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but not so much. According to scientists, it is still unsure if pets can spread the virus to people, so owners are suggested not to panic so far. As claimed by the Chinese researchers, cats are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than dogs and can impart it to the other cats but still, no evidence can explain that pets can … [Read more...] about Can pets spread coronavirus? A panic among pets’ owners
Pakistani novel coronaviruses possess contrasting genomic features
The whole-genome sequencing of two Pakistani novel coronaviruses (2019-nCoV) has revealed almost contrasting genomic features to each other when compared with the Chinese coronavirus reference sequence. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) isolate Wuhan-Hu-1, with accession number MN908947, was the first complete genome submitted to the NCBI … [Read more...] about Pakistani novel coronaviruses possess contrasting genomic features
Treatment and preventive approaches to combat coronavirus disease in Pakistan
There is plenty of literature and electronic resources available on the treatment options of COVID-19. Here we are summarizing this information for the general public awareness. This can be used for our families, neighbors, relatives, and friends. Special care is required as COVID-19 has explosive spread potential. China has learned how to deal with and lifted the lockdown. … [Read more...] about Treatment and preventive approaches to combat coronavirus disease in Pakistan
Bovine and zoonotic tuberculosis – a major health concern for animals and humans
The bovine tuberculosis is a disease which is caused by the bacteria known as Mycobacterium bovis. It usually affects animals such as cattle, buffalo, and many other mammals causing illness, coughing, and even death. It can affect lungs, lymph nodes and many other parts of the body. Mainly its transmission occurs from animals to humans and also to the other animals. M. … [Read more...] about Bovine and zoonotic tuberculosis – a major health concern for animals and humans
Few treatment options for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
A novel coronavirus called 2019-nCoV is a new strain of coronaviruses. The disease caused by the new coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan province of China, has been named as COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). The virus that causes COVID-19 is also known as SARS-COV-2. The COVID-19 virus belongs to a family of viruses that cause Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome … [Read more...] about Few treatment options for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
What is COVID-19? How can we win against it?
Novel coronavirus, a member of the family Coronaviridae, is named so because of spikes on the outer surface of the virus. These are 65 to 125 nm in diameter, posses single-stranded genomic RNA material, and have 26 to 32 kbp genomic size. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a highly communicable and pathogenic viral … [Read more...] about What is COVID-19? How can we win against it?
Hantaviruses: Here is what we need to know to avoid infections
Hantaviruses are members of the order Bunyavirales and family Hantaviridae. These are tri-segmented, enveloped, and negative-sense RNA viruses that contain spike glycoproteins Gn and Gc. Small genome segment (S) is 1.8-2.1 kb, medium segment (M) 3.7-3.8 kb and large segment (L) 6.5-6.6 kb in size. Hanta viruses are of great significance in causing zoonotic diseases such … [Read more...] about Hantaviruses: Here is what we need to know to avoid infections
Dengue fever – An ongoing global threat
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection. The virus which is responsible for dengue is known as dengue virus, abbreviated as DENV. Mainly, it has four types as DENV 1, 2, 3, and 4. Some dengue infections can cause mild illness but occasionally these infections may transform into lethal ones known as severe dengue. About 50 % of the population of the world is at … [Read more...] about Dengue fever – An ongoing global threat
The Beneficial Use of Lignocaine in Animals During Rectal Palpation
What is lignocaine? Lignocaine is available in various names specially Xylocaine (N-(2,6-dimethyl phenyl)-N2,N2-diethylglycinamide) It is widely used as an amide local anesthetic agent, as well as Cardiac Dysrhythmic Medication. Where injected, it has the ability to numb or sensitize the area or tissue. Have many uses in veterinary including Cardiac problems … [Read more...] about The Beneficial Use of Lignocaine in Animals During Rectal Palpation
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): A New Threat to the World
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has become a major threat to the world and has become a fatal disease in humans. Disease caused by a new coronavirus called "2019-nCoV" is named Coronavirus disease 2019 and abbreviated as "COVID-19". It is a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected in almost 70 locations … [Read more...] about The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): A New Threat to the World
Best Puppy Food 2021 – Review of 12 Best Large Breed Puppy Foods
Welcoming a new puppy at home is great joy and fun. It is quite possible that you already have a puppy at home, who is hungry, and you're looking for the best puppy food options. Keeping in mind that a puppy requires a lot of love and you develop a special type of bond with your best friend. Just like your own food, taking care of your pet’s food also becomes very important for … [Read more...] about Best Puppy Food 2021 – Review of 12 Best Large Breed Puppy Foods
Best Organic Cat Food – Top-Rated Organic Cat Food Products Reviewed
Commercially prepared foods are claimed to be free from artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Some pet owners still fear these foods may contain residues of pesticides or similar chemicals which are normally used in the cultivation of maize or other cereals. Maize, soy, corn, and wheat are often used in the preparation of kitten or cat foods. … [Read more...] about Best Organic Cat Food – Top-Rated Organic Cat Food Products Reviewed
Best Kitten Food 2021 – Top Rated Kitten and Cat Foods Reviewed
If you’re searching the best kitten food for the tiny new friend at your home, then, you don't need to go further and waste time, you’re in the right place! We’ll help you to make a correct decision in choosing the best kitten food with the help of our useful tips and reviews of the best kitten food brands currently available in the market. It is great fun and enjoyment when … [Read more...] about Best Kitten Food 2021 – Top Rated Kitten and Cat Foods Reviewed
Common Active Ingredients of Dog Supplements and their Functions
Commercially available dog supplements contain active and inactive ingredients. An active ingredient is an ingredient in a drug or supplement that is active biologically. Active pharmaceutical ingredient and bulk active are also the terms used in medicine. Inactive ingredients of a supplement are those which do not either improve or influence the beneficial action of the active … [Read more...] about Common Active Ingredients of Dog Supplements and their Functions
Best Dog Supplements on the Market: Their Ingredients and Description
Several nutritional dog supplements are commercially available; however, pet owners may prefer to use certain nutritional supplements as they benefit their pets. As a guideline, it's important to select a particular supplement that is well suited to an individual dog’s needs as per the advice of an experienced qualified veterinarian. We have compiled a list of best dog … [Read more...] about Best Dog Supplements on the Market: Their Ingredients and Description
Best budget automatic cat feeder for wet food: 3 top picks reviewed
Cat nature is humble, and you can easily judge their requirements. Regarding the feed, every pet owner is conscious. Cat nutrition plays a significant role in cat health. You need your furry friend to be happy with you. But, you need to fulfill the cat’s demand for feed primarily to make your kitty comfortable with you. However, you cannot feed your cat all the time when the … [Read more...] about Best budget automatic cat feeder for wet food: 3 top picks reviewed
Discovery of a SARS-CoV-2 variant in the United Kingdom
Health & Administrative authorities of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland reported a SARS-CoV-2 variant to the World Health Organization (WHO) on 14 December 2020. This type of variant was recognized through viral genomic sequencing and generally referred to as SARS-CoV-2 VUI (Variant under Investigation). In this usual term SARS-CoV-2, “SARS” stands for severe acute … [Read more...] about Discovery of a SARS-CoV-2 variant in the United Kingdom