The COVID-19 outbreaks were something that no one expected. It’s a huge global issue and we make every effort to keep the virus away from ourselves, our friends, and our family.
But what about our paw friends? They are also a part of our family. We wish that no harm will come to them. Although there’s limited information available on the effects of COVID-19 on animals, here is what we know so far:
Pets can become infected with COVID-19, despite lower risk. The symptoms in pets are milder than in humans.
They may have a fever, runny nose, coughing, shortness of breath, vomiting, and diarrhea. Some pets may not show any signs of the disease, and the majority of sick pets were only slightly ill. Serious illness in pets with COVID-19 is uncommon and rare.
Even though there is a lower risk that your pet will get infected by COVID-19, it is still possible. Most reported cases show that the virus spreads from humans to pets through close contact. However, your pet might have gotten it somewhere else.
Distancing yourself from your paw baby can be difficult and frustrating. Follow professional advice for your own safety as well as for your little companion. Keep your body and mind in a healthy state and stay safe!