Pets and the Coronavirus

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While there’s no evidence that pets can spread the disease or that the disease can cause an animal to fall ill, further studies may bring new findings.

Pets And Coronavirus, Pets And Covıd-19

3/26/2020

If you or someone in your home has symptoms of COVID-19, stay in a separate room away from others. This includes pets. When it's safe to snuggle with them again:

While there’s no evidence that pets can spread the disease or that the disease can cause an animal to fall ill, further studies may bring new findings.

can infect animals and wondered whether your pets could get COVID-19 -- or pass the virus to you. Right now, the news is reassuring for your pets and for you. Can Your Pet Get COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people, and some, like canine and feline coronaviruses, only infect animals. In rare cases, a coronavirus jumps from animals to humans. This is thought to have happened for the virus that causes COVID-19, as well as two other types of deadly coronaviruses, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). All three originated in bats. But the coronaviruses that can affect dogs and cats are not the same viruses linked to COVID-19. There’s no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19. And there have been no reports that any pets have shown symptoms of the disease. Two dogs in Hong Kong whose owners tested positive for COVID-19 did test positive for the virus. But neither animal appeared sick. It’s thought that the virus spread from the infected owners to them. There’s no evidence the dogs caused anyone to get sick. How to Protect Both You and Your Pet If no one in your house has symptoms of COVID-19, you don’t have to do anything different. You can go for walks with your pets, feed them, and play with them. Petting your pet’s fur is considered low risk. The virus is more likely to survive and spread on countertops and doorknobs, while pet fur is thought to absorb and trap germs. Just remember that all animals can still carry other germs that can make you sick. So it’s important to practice good hygiene with them. This will also reduce any risk of spreading COVID-19. Here’s how: after you pet them, feed them, or pick up their waste. Clean up their poop, whether it’s in the house, yard, or another public spot. Don’t kiss them or let them lick you. When your pet comes in from outside, wipe their paws with a paw cleaner or paw wipes. Clean their food and water bowls, bedding, and toys regularly. If your pet does seem sick -- for example, has a hacking cough -- call your vet. There are other diseases, like"kennel cough," that can cause coughing and wheezing. If you can, take walks with your dog. is important for both humans and canines. Check local rules to make sure certain spaces, like hiking trials and parks, are open and that there aren’t curfews. Follow social distancing measures by walking your dog in less-crowded areas. Continued What to Do If You’re Sick If you or someone in your home has symptoms of COVID-19, stay in a separate room away from others. This includes pets. Experts don’t think Fido or Fluffy can get sick with COVID-19. But we don’t know for sure whether they can pass it to someone else. Have someone else in your home take care of your pets. If you live alone, before and after you feed them. Do not pet, hug, or kiss them or let them lick you. You can snuggle safely with them again once: It’s been at least a week since your symptoms appeared. You are improving. Read more: WebMD

Nor can you give it to your pets.... This article needs to be removed .... Dog cats cant get this from you... Please delete this tweet you are going to cause the deaths of many animals Are you affiliated with PETA Why would you tweet this Your article states this: But the coronaviruses that can affect dogs and cats are not the same viruses linked to COVID-19. There’s no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19. And there have been no reports that any pets have shown symptoms of the disease

You are going to have people reading this and dumping their pets at a shelter or worse. This is irresponsible.

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