The following blog entries have been tagged "COVID-19".
When life returns to "normal," many dogs will return to being alone for a good portion of the day. This might be a hard adjustment for many dogs. Some dogs might suffer from separation anxiety-related issues. Here are a few ideas to prevent separation anxiety from developing or returning after the lockdown ends.
Pets infected with this virus may or may not get sick. Of the pets that have gotten sick, most only had mild illness and fully recovered. Serious illness in pets is extremely rare. Pets that do have symptoms usually have mild illness that you can take care of at home.
While the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is low, the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals during close contact. Furthermore, in extremely rare conditions, pets can get serious illness from infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
We are still learning about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but we know it can spread from people to animals in some situations, especially during close contact with a person with COVID-19. A small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been infected SARS-CoV-2, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. Based on the information available to date, the risk of pets spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
There is no evidence to suggest that pets are significant contributors to COVID-19 transmission. The risk of a pet transmitting the virus to their caregiver is considered very low. However you should make plans for your pets in case you get COVID-19 and can no longer take care of them. This is especially important if you are not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Currently, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Based on the limited information, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered low. Follow these tips to keep your pet safe during COVID-19.
Do you have questions about the drugs your veterinarian prescribes for your pet? Do you have questions about how and where to report a problem with an animal drug or pet food? If you're traveling with your pet—do you know where to get travel requirement information?