COVID-19 and Your Pets

Our staff at Animal General is continuing to remain vigilant regarding any updates on the novel Coronavirus and in maintaining a safe and clean facility for our clients and patients.

The latest update from the American Veterinary Medical Association states in part: “Out of an abundance of caution, the AVMA recommends you take the same common-sense approach when interacting with your pets or other animals in your home, including service animals. You should tell your physician and public health official that you have a pet or other animal in your home. Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people sick with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. So, if you are ill with COVID-19, have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a facemask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with your pet or service animal. You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. While we are recommending these as good practices, it is important to remember there is currently no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people.”

Please visit the AVMA’s dedicated COVID-19 website here for more information.

We hope that everyone has been staying healthy in this uncertain time and please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions and concerns!

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