We hope everyone is staying well and complying with government-mandated quarantines and processes.
There seem to be a great deal of talk about pets spreading this virus. While there are two dogs in Hong King and one cat in Belgium that have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, there is CURRENTLY NO EVIDENCE to indicate that pets spread COVID-19 to other animals or to people. There are no grounds or testimonies to suggest alarm is warranted.
If you are not ill with COVID-19, you may continue to interact with your pet as you typically would. Continue walking, feeding, and playing with your four-legged family member. It’s best to take extra pre-cautionary measures like washing your hands before and after interactions, and keeping water/food bowls and bedding clean.
If you are ill with COVID-19, please avoid contact with your pet until further information is gathered on and about this dangerous virus. Have a family member or friend tend to your pet.
If you have a service animal and you are reliant upon him or her, please always wear a facemask and refrain from hugging, kissing, and sharing food with your pet.