Important Information on the Corona virus and Pets
Dr. Jerry Klein, Chief Veterinary Officer for the AKC (American Kennel Club) says, “The CDC(Center for Disease Control) has not reported any cases of pets or other animals becoming infected with COVID-19 in the United States or anywhere else in the world, including hotbeds like Italy.”
The AKC also says, “ For now, healthy pet owners in the U.S. don’t need to do anything other than follow basic hygienic precautions such as washing their hands with soap and water before and after contact with any animal, including dogs & cats.”
If you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, experts recommend that you should “restrict contact with [your] animals — both to avoid exposing the pets and to prevent getting the virus on their skin or fur, which might be passed on to another person who touches the animal.”
It is also recommended to reduce the spread of all germs, you may consider wiping your pet’s paws when they come in and out of the house with a paw cleaner (Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Cleaner) and paw wipes (Petpost | Paw Wipes for Dogs) both you can get online through amazon.com
Please stay safe and healthy out there!!!