We’ve all been hearing a ton about this particular new strain of coronavirus, (known as COVID-19) and of course we’ve thought about whether our pets can get sick, carry, transfer etc. this virus. The CDC says no:
Q: Should I be concerned about pets or other animals and COVID-19?
A: While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person in China. There is no reason to think that any animals including pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can be infected with or spread COVID-19.
Today I read an article about a dog in Hong Kong who tested positive for the COVID-19: You can read the article here.
I (personally) prefer to live (rather happily) in my mind-world where nothing goes wrong with the people (or pets) that we love …. this is getting harder for me to do… Your thoughts?
You can read more about the virus on the CDC’s website here.