Keeping your pets safe from Covid-19

  • Animals
  • Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

A dog in Hong Kong apparently tested ‘weak positive’ for Covid-19 but, as the dog had no symptoms, medical and veterinarian experts believe the test results could have been the result of environmental exposure, infection, cross-reaction from other viruses or testing issues. Having your dog vaccinated against coronavirus will not prevent Covid-19. — TNS

With the world focused on Covid-19, and the novel coronavirus declared a pandemic, many have become nervous about what it means for our beloved pets.

The first thing to know, says Elena Bicker, executive director of Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, is that there is no evidence that companion animals can spread the disease.

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