Pet owners react to misinformation around coronavirus

  • Pet owners react to misinformation around coronavirus

Pet owners react to misinformation around coronavirus

The concern sparked among pet parents after news broke out from China, following the passing of a 17-year-old Pomeranian who apparently recovered from the virus.

Experts are saying that there is no conclusive evidence that pets like dogs and cats can spread COVID-19 coronavirus, or that they can be a source of infection to people.

Another pet owner hailing from New Delhi, Chandan Prasad told ANI that though World Health Organization says that there are no present studies that support the fact that pets get contracted by coronavirus but if future studies prove that they can be infected even then they should not be abandoned.

"At this point, we're not seeing that pets are becoming infected. Feed and handle your animal per normal", she said. "That was several weeks ago, and it belonged to a woman who had tested positive. The dog was quarantined and tested on later dates, and it still tested positive, but that dog has not shown any critical signs at all".

Nguyen cited an article from a pet diagnostics lab that further illustrated the low risks. "It has some useful information for us".

"Pet owners should also consider keeping at least a month's supply of medication and food on hand for their pets", says Dr. Elizabeth Racine, a veterinary journalist and contributor to GreatPetCare.com. Nguyen said Woodburn Pet Hospital has initially adjusted clinic procedures to ensure that is not the case there. Still, you should wash your hands thoroughly before and after petting any animal-for many reasons!

"Mostly people are asking 'Can I give my cat or dog the coronavirus?'" Goldstein said.

"Even if it did spread from pets.I would have given them proper treatment and not abandoned them on the streets". "I think supplies are more of a distribution (issue)".

She said, "My work with therapy assist animals started when I adopted a retired guide dog for the blind from their campus in Boring, Oregon, in 1998". "We've been recommending that people play it safe if they're sick - don't nuzzle and snuggle your pets, just in case the virus particles get on their coat". "Having a pet to care for takes some of the focus off of what's going on and redirects it towards behaviors that are incompatible with sitting by ourselves and feeling lonely and despondent". "Having a mobile credit-card reader helps".

Have a healthy week, stay at home!

Nguyen added that despite all efforts to keep regular hours, WPH would have to make some hourly adjustments.

"There's a lot of unknowns right now", he said. And if there's exposure of the virus at the store, how long it'll be shut down to allow for cleaning.

"The news about the COVID-19 pandemic has been fast and furious over the past few days".

Don't buy face masks for your pets, Sepulveda said. "They are to wait in the parking lot until we escort them into a room".

"We do not allow more than one person from the public in at one time", said Walton.

Keep pets busy with interactive games and toys.

There is no evidence to suggest this is necessary.

Restrict contact with other people and animals and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

To prevent a butterfly effect, Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of the nonprofit American Human, told TODAY, "in times like these, shelters are going to [be] absolutely swamped with tremendous number of pets....we have to be able to provide safety valves for those shelters to release some of their populations into fostering homes". There is now no evidence to suggest that transmission from dog (or cat) to human has occurred.