Texas currently has the most reported cases of pets with the COVID-19 virus, according to a recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture (wfaa.com)
While it is rare, COVID-19 can spread to pets.
How do you protect your pet?
- Avoid dog parks
- When walking your pup, use a leash and stay 6 ft away from other people (always a good idea)
- Keep cats indoors
What to do if a pet parent is diagnosed with COVID-19?
- Try to send your pet to stay with a friend or family member. If this is not possible, then:
- Isolate yourself from your pet
- Avoid petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food or bedding with your pet
- If you care for your pet or are around animals while you’re sick, wear a mask
- Wash your hands before and after handling animals and their food, waste, and supplies.
- Clean up after your pet
What are the symptoms of COVID-19 in pets?
- Eye discharge
- Runny Nose
- Difficulty breathing
If your pet is diagnosed with COVID-19:
- Keep your pet at home, except for medical treatment
- Separate your pet from other pets and people
- Monitor your pet’s symptoms
- Protect yourself when caring for a sick pet (wash your hands, wear a mask, disinfect)
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