Coronavirus and Pets

Here at Lyndale Animal Hospital we get a lot of questions about whether or not a pet can transmit a disease to their owner. Often times diseases are species specific, and cannot be transferred to or from your pet (i.e. the common cold, flu, etc). Knowing this requires a lot of research. Since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still so new, the jury is still out on whether or not it can be contracted or spread by companion animals. As of today, there are NO confirmed cases of pets showing any symptoms of COVID-19. We will let you know once there is more information released. To be on the safe side, the CDC has released a statement about how to handle pet care if the owner is positive for Coronavirus. Here is more information:

Center for Disease Control

American Veterinary Medical Association

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