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Thursday, March 19, 2020

How To Prevent Your Pets From Spreading Coronavirus


While there's no evidence that pets can catch coronavirus, some vets believe there's a way they can spread the virus through touching pet hair.


POTOMAC, Md. — Veterinarians are taking unprecedented precautions in the age of coronavirus, such as not allowing walk-in appointments and meeting pet owners outside. It's all in an effort to protect people from fomites. 

The Centers for Disease Control says there is no evidence that pets can catch coronavirus. But some veterinarians believe that pets can pass it on. If a person doesn't know they have coronavirus, but has a virus droplet on their hands and then pets a dog in someone’s backyard, the virus could end up on the pet’s hair.

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