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Resources for COVID-19 and Pets

April 09, 2020

There are a lot of questions out there these days about COVID-19 and how it could impact you and/or your pet. One of the most important things to make note of through these times is as of today, April 9, 2020, there has been absolutely no evidence that your pet can transmit the virus to you. The biggest risk to humans is other humans. Maintaining physical distancing measures is important for your protection and your pet’s. Although, there is no evidence that our pets can transmit the virus to us there is evidence to support that they can in-fact get COVID-19 from us.

During a time where there are a whirlwind of questions going around, and information is changing daily, we wanted to provide you with a few options to follow to stay up to date when it comes to COVID-19 and our pets. Please see the websites below for more information:

  1. Cornell Blog – https://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospitals/maddies-shelter-medicine-program/covid-19-resources
  2. Worms and Germs Blog - https://www.wormsandgermsblog.com/

Another thing we want to ensure all pet owners are thinking about is a plan for your pet should you become sick with COVID-19 and are unable to care for your animal. Your first options should always be reaching out to a close friend or family member. Your local animal welfare organization should only be contacted as a last resort. Toronto Humane Society is here for those with no other options for their pets. The image below is a great info-graphic to help you and other pet guardians make decisions during these uncertain times.

How to Keep Pets Safe at Home during COVID-19
How to Keep Pets Safe at Home during COVID-19