Hong Kong Government issued on February 28 that a dog living in the home of a COVID-19 patient had a weak positive reaction to the virus test. Another caseexternal icon in the United States of an animal testing positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 was a tiger with a respiratory illness at a zoo in New York City. Samples from this tiger were collected and tested after several lions and tigers at the zoo showed signs of respiratory illness. The cases show that animals especially dogs have the possibility of infecting new coronavirus.
How can dog owners protect dogs from COVID-19?
● Healthy pet owners in the U.S. should follow basic hygienic precautions such as washing their hands with soap and water before and after contact with any animal, including dogs and cats.
To help reduce the spread of all germs, you should wash your dog’s hair regularly.
Attach the pet washer to any garden hose and add the dog shampoo at your choice to the dispenser. Don’t have to worry your dog escape from washing or too troublesome. Super absorbent chenille can quickly dry your pet’s hair or body. Comb/smooth the fur , Eliminate tangles, knots, dander and trapped dirt. Give the pets gentle care!
Is it safe to pet my dog?
Dr. Jerry Klein, Chief Veterinary Officer for the AKC, urges common sense best practices when it comes to our pets: “If you have children, you wouldn’t have them touch a puppy and put their fingers in their mouth, because they can have fecal contamination.” CDC has provided guidelines on interactions with pets during the pandemic:
● Keep cats indoors when possible to prevent them from interacting with other animals or people
Can I walk my dog?
● Walk dogs on a leash, maintaining at least six feet from other people and animals
● Avoid dog parks or public places where a large number of people and dogs gather
● Carry pooper squeeze trigger and poo waste bad nomatter whether your dog is infected with the virus. Do not infect other dogs.
Should my dog be tested for coronavirus?
You do not need to have your dog tested for COVID-19. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, “at this time, routine testing of animals is not recommended. Should other animals be confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 in the United States, USDA will post the findings.” Any tests done on animals do not reduce the availability of testing for people.
If you are still concerned or notice a change in your dog’s or cat’s health, speak to your veterinarian so he or she can advise you.
Post time: Jul-21-2020