Worried About Your Pets and COVID-19?

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A dog lying on a couch

Pets are part of the family – it’s natural to be worried about their health and safety during an outbreak. Here’s what we know so far about pets and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):

  • There have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19 in the United States.
  • There is no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19 to people or other animals or that they might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus in the United States.
  • Because all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it’s always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals.
  • Wash your hands after handling animals, their food, waste, or supplies.
  • Practice good pet hygiene and clean up after pets properly.
  • Take pets to the veterinarian regularly and talk to your veterinarian if you have questions about your pet’s health.

Remember to include pets in preparedness plans

Woman in pet store

If you’re preparing your family, remember to include your furry, feathered, and scaly family members too. Get 2-weeks’ worth of supplies for your pets, such as:

  • Pet food
  • Medications
  • Litter