Physical distancing from our friends and family is difficult enough. Trying to do it with our pets might just seem impossible. But is this really necessary? Can we get Covid-19 from our pets? Can they get it from us?
Here is what is known at this point in time:
- The CDC does not, at this time, have evidence that pets are likely to pass the disease to their owners.
- There is some evidence that pet owners can give Covid-19 to their pets, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
If you have Covid-19, you should practice physical distancing from your pet in order to avoid making the animal sick. If you believe your pet is sick please call your veterinarian for further direction