As healthcare professionals, we have been closely monitoring the global coronavirus outbreak. Recently, a dog in Hong Kong that is owned by an infected person tested positive for coronavirus; however, the dog does not have any symptoms and there is no evidence that companion animals such as dogs and cats can spread the virus. That being said, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends ensuring basic hygiene procedures around pets, such as hand washing, and also avoiding contact with animals whenever possible if you are sick with coronavirus.
We have always implemented thorough infection control measures at our clinics to keep both people and animals safe, and please be assured that we will continue to adhere to these strict measures as we all work to manage this outbreak. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have during this difficult and confusing time. We are here to help!
Please visit this link for more information: New York Times Coronavirus pet article.
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