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Can Our Furry Friends Get COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Can Our Furry Friends Get COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

With everything that is going on right now, many of us are also worried about our furry friends. Well, we can relax a little bit.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “The current spread of COVID-19 is a result of human to human transmission. To date, there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease. Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare.” 

 “There is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease”

World Organization for Animal Health

Also from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals. For more information on the many benefits of pet ownership, as well as staying safe and healthy around animals including pets, livestock, and wildlife.”

For now, healthy pet owners in the U.S. don’t need to do anything other than follow necessary hygienic precautions such as washing their hands with soap and water before and after contact with any animal and don’t let them lick you on the face. 

If you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to the coronavirus, experts recommend that you should “restrict contact with your animals.” This will help to avoid exposing pets to the virus and also to prevent getting the virus on their skin or fur, which could be passed on to another person who touches the animal.

Keep You and Your Beloved Pets Safe

Not only do we love our animals, but we love our supporters and customers! Please be sure you and your animals are safe and take extra precautions during this coronavirus outbreak! Remember to take the necessary hygienic precautions such as washing your hands with soap and water before and after contact with any animal and don’t let them lick your face.

For More Information Please Visit

World Organization for Animal Health:

https://www.oie.int/en/scientific-expertise/specific-information-and-recommendations/questions-and-answers-on-2019novel-coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

World Health Organization:

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses