Can your pet spread the virus? Can your pet spread the virus?

If you have a furry friend at home, take some preventative measures to avoid surprise infections.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, indicate that a small number of pets, including dogs and cats, have been infected with the disease after direct contact with infected persons.

It should be clarified that information on this subject is still limited, and the “risk of animals transmitting covid-19 to humans is considered low,” states the CDC. In addition, they state that of the known cases of pets that have become sick, most presented only mild symptoms and recovered completely.

If you have pets, and in order to avoid surprises, since there is a small risk of spreading the virus, here are some recommendations:

  •     Cats should be kept indoors whenever possible and not let outdoors.
  •     Dogs should be walked at least 2 meters from other people, and you should avoid taking them to public areas with a lot of people.
  •     Do not put masks on your pets, as this could harm them.
  •   Treat your pets as other human members of your family: do not let them interact with people who are not part of their home.
  •     If someone in your family is sick, isolate them even from your pets.

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