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It seems overwhelming when faced with an outbreak of COVID-19, but as a pet parent, you’re not only worried about yourself but your fur babies as well. According to the World Organisation for Animal Health, the spread of COVID-19 is a result of human to human transmission. They go on to say there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19 at this time. They go on to say there is no evidence that pets or other animals can spread COVID-19.

Here are a few tips about COVID-19:
• Stay informed – COVID-19 does not appear to be a problem for dogs and cats. Check for current information on the https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#animals.

• Help prevent the spread of COVID-19: Practice good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water frequently.

If you or your pet becomes ill, seek appropriate medical or veterinary attention. Follow the veterinarian’s recommendations when it comes to vaccination and other forms of preventive care.

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