Pets, especially beloved cats and dogs, have become integral parts of households everywhere. With the outbreak of COVID-19, people are wondering whether their beloved animals can get the same virus as well. It’s natural to be concerned about our furry friends getting exposed to the virus, but is it really something to be worried about? In this article, we will explore the possibility of pets getting the coronavirus.
The presence of COVID-19 has sparked much confusion and fear among humans alike. By now, we are used to hearing reports of the human cases, but what about the animals?
The mystery behind this virus and animals is still unfolding. Here is what we can tell you so far.
- The virus has been detected in some animals. In some zoos across the globe, there has been some minimal cases of COVID-19 being found in a few animals species. These animals included tigers, lions, and cats.
- Animals may be at risk from humans. Though, there is a small chance that an animal may be infected from a human, more likely it is that the human was the one to infect the animal. Therefore, it is important to keep your distance from animals, especially if you are feeling under the weather.
- Domestic pets are safe… for the most part. Scientists believe that your pets are at a minimal risk of being infected since the virus has yet to be found in domestic animals. However, if you do find your pet to become ill, it would be wise of you to consult a veterinarian.
The mystery behind the virus and its effects on animals continues to stay intact. As more information comes to light, it is important to stay informed and prepared.
2. Can Furry Friends Catch COVID-19?
The Concerns Around Pet Infection Through COVID-19
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has caused widespread panic, and an array of pet owners have begun to worry if their four-legged, furry friends can become infected. To answer this, the World Health Organization (WHO) has come out to state that although it is not a major concern, there is the potential for pets to get COVID-19.
To ensure that everyone stays safe, pet owners should take extra precautionary measures when interacting with their furry friends. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Maintain the same social distancing rules such as avoiding unnecessary contact and playingtime with your pet.
- Be sure to always wear gloves while handling them, and wash your hands afterwards.
- Remember to clean their bedding, food bowls, toys, and other surfaces to minimize the risk of infection.
Officially, WHO has only seen cases of companion animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19, in cats and dogs. Other pet species, such as hamsters, rabbits and reptiles, posed little to no risk of becoming infected, and the infection transmission through them is highly improbably. Therefore, if you act responsibly when handling your family pet, there is no need to worry about the risk of infection.
3. What to Do if You Suspect Your Pet is Infected
Suspecting your pet is infected can be heartbreaking. However, the first and most important thing you need to do if that’s the case is to stay calm and act quickly. Here are some tips:
- Gather facts: Try to determine the cause of your pet’s illness. Symptoms and duration of the infection are a good place to start. Gather as much information as you can before taking action.
- Consult a Vet: If your pet is unwell, it is best to visit the vet immediately. Your vet can make a better assessment of your pet’s overall health and advise you on the best course of action.
Be sure to keep your pet away from other animals and follow your vet’s instructions. Also, make sure to keep your pet’s living environment clean and hygienic. Wiping down with a disinfectant on any surfaces that could be a potential source of infection is recommended. Do keep in mind that a timely diagnosis and early treatment can often prevent more complex health issues from developing.
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At the end of the day, getting your pet vaccinated against the Coronavirus is still up to the individual owner to decide. However, it’s important to know the facts, and make sure your pet remains healthy and happy. With the right information, you can help keep your pet safe and prepared for the worst – while still being able to enjoy furry cuddle time.