Important: There is very few information regarding cases in pets such as dogs and cats who have become infected with COVID-19 after being in contact with someone sick with Coronavirus. Considering how limited this information is, the risk of animals transmitting the virus is statistically low.
Take care of your pets and avoid putting them in dangerous situations, such as interacting with people outside of their home.
Until more information for Covid-19 in animals is available, the following is recommended:
- Keep your cats inside of your home and do not let them roam freely.
- Walk your dog at least 2 meters away from other people.
- Avoid the risk of walking them in public places where there is a multitude of people.
- Do not put a mask on your pets. This could do more harm than good.
- There is no evidence stating that Covid-19 can spread to people through the skin or fur of their pets. Do not clean or shower your pets with chemical sanitizers, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or any other product that is not safe for pets, such as hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes or any other industrial or surface cleaners.
- Talk to your veterinarian if you have any questions about safe products for showering or cleaning your pet.
Talk to your veterinarian if you notice any difference in your pet’s behavior or if they seem ill.
Take care, let us all take care of each other.