The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : No Evidence That Pets Can Get Covid-19, but Wash Your Hands Anyway The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : No Evidence That Pets Can Get Covid-19, but Wash Your Hands Anyway

Friday, February 28, 2020

No Evidence That Pets Can Get Covid-19, but Wash Your Hands Anyway


Unless you have the virus, or your pet is spending a lot of time with Covid-19 patients, no precautions are needed, or helpful.

Pet owners may be wondering whether Covid-19, the coronavirus that has infected thousands of people worldwide, is a threat to dogs or cats or can be carried by them. So far, the short answer is no.

Unless you are in an area where the disease is spreading rapidly, then there is no action or preparation necessary.

Even if you are in an area where many people have been infected with the coronavirus, there’s no evidence that companion animals can be infected with it. Of course, veterinarians can’t be absolutely sure about the infection because it is new, so if you have the virus, or are in an area with many human infections, some precautions might be useful.

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