CDC: Cats And Dogs Should Be Social Distancing Like Humans
It looks like pets should be social distancing just like humans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert recently (April 21st), telling pet owners to be vigilant when it comes to COVID-19 and your furry friend.
According to their advisory, pet owners should "treat pets as you would other human family members" until more information is learned regarding COVID-19 in pets.
Here are some tips on keeping your pet safe during these times:
- Limit interaction for pets as much as possible. This means pets should not interact with other pets outside of your household, along with people outside the household.
- Cats should remain indoors at all times to prevent them from going outdoors and interacting with other animals.
- Dogs should be on a leash and maintain a distance of six feet from other people and pets.
- Do not take dogs to parks or other areas of recreation.
- If you are sick, have another member of your household take care of pets and avoid contact with pets until you are better.
- Wear a mask if you are sick and must care for your pet.
You can learn more about keeping your pet safe by reading the full advisory from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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