Shared News from Atlanta West Veterinary Hospital.
Pets unlikely to pass COVID-19 to humans, or other animals.
The organization’s One Health and Scientific Committees concur with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), stating there is “no evidence at this time” that pets could be a source of infection for other animals or humans. However, those who are sick with COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals, just as they should with people, until more information is known about the virus.
“When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick,” CDC says.
“If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a face mask.”