Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA)

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*Adapted from International Companion Animal Management Coalition (ICAM).

Milk man feeding street dogs in Jodhpur

new publication by biologist Xuhua Xia of the University of Ottawa is the latest in a string of theories put forward by scientists investigating the origin of SARS-CoV-2. This theory proposes the intestines of dogs could have provided a place for evolution of the ancestor of SARS-CoV-2 into a ‘fully ready’ virus capable of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, this theory relies solely on inference from virus genome structures and there is no actual evidence of dogs as the origin, or that dogs are playing any role in current virus transmission. COVID-19 is a disease spread from person to person and this publication does not change that. 

Please take note: the guidance is updated regularly so please do check back for any changes.

There is currently no evidence that dogs and cats can spread the human coronavirus disease COVID-19. 

It appears that it is very rare for companion animals to become naturally infected with COVID-19; they are not naturally infected easily with the virus; there is little to no evidence that they become sick from the virus if they are infected; and crucially, there is still no evidence that pets can transmit COVID-19 to people. 

Ultrasound

We are so happy that our VETS UNITED program is continuing to impart new skills and knowledge to budding veterinarians in Malawi. Recently thirteen students from Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)-Bunda college have been trained to operate an ultrasound machine.

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You'll find us in Kanengo, on the outskirts of Lilongwe city. When driving from the city centre on the M1, pass Kapani and continue for 400 metres, you'll see our signpost on the left. We are located approximately 200 metres before the turn off to Salima.

Hospital Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 07:30-15:00

Saturday 08:00-12:00

Sunday Emergencies Only

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