Covid-19 and your pets
This following information regarding the Coronavirus is taken from the CDC and AVMA.
Currently there is no evidence showing that your pets could spread the coronavirus.
These recommendations are an extra precaution. In Hong Kong one dog was found to have coronavirus particles in a nasal swab, however other dogs within the same house hold were found negative when nasal swabbed. The infected dog in Hong Kong is showing no signs of being ill.
What do you need to know about the corona virus and your pets?
- Your pets are not at risk for contracting the disease. However, your pets could be a possible carrier of the coronavirus.
- The CDC states that “At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19.”
- The Coronavirus spreads through an infected person’s bodily secretions, which includes saliva and mucus.
- If you have the coronavirus, treat your pet like another family members.
- Do not snuggle, kiss, or share food with your pet.
- Everyone should be washing their hands frequently.
- It is recommended by AVMA to wash your hands before and after contact with your pet if you are infected with the Coronavirus.
- Keep your pets in quarantined in the house.
- Do not ship them off to someone else’s house.
- Avoid dog parks and areas with a lot of people.
- Plan ahead:
- Think about having 2 weeks of supplies in your house.
- Ensure that you have 2 weeks of medication and food for your pets, in case you or a family member is put under quarantine.
- Be sure to frequently wash your hands.
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