COVID19 and Pets

Please note that COVID is NOT transmissible to humans from pets. Though 2 asymptomatic dogs tested positive in China, they cleared the virus without signs and without infecting people thus they may be, at worst, a dead end host. This means they can “host” the virus in their system but they cannot pass that virus onto any other “host.” The corona virus we vaccinate our pets against is NOT COVID19. While we stay at home, we need our pets as they need us. As always, practice good hygiene around all animals. But don’t give up your furry family member out of fear of infection. With all the human cases we have seen, if pets were involved, we would know about it.

Posted by
Lori Cobb, VMD