Protecting Your Pets from COVID-19
Here at Animal Medical Center, we know that protecting your pets from COVID-19 is very important to you, and during this pandemic, it is crucial to care and protect them from the virus as well as yourself. There have little to no reported cases of animals getting the virus in the United States except for some lions in New York City, but you should still practice healthy habits to keep them safe.
Although your animals might not be as likely to get the virus as you, it is still possible that they carry the disease and can still spread it to other people even though they might not show signs. It is important that you help others by making sure you are protecting your pets as much as you. Don’t let people pet your dog or let your dog lick people.
- Use a leash for dogs and maintain at least 6 feet from people and animals.
- Don’t walk them in public, public places such as dog parks or other gather areas where they could come in contact with other animals or people.
- Keep cats inside or other ways of preventing them from interacting with other people or animals.
- If someone is exhibiting symptoms in your household you should isolate your pet from them.
- Wash your hands when coming back from public places.
- Wipe down areas where your dog or other animals might have associated with.
- Watch the dog when he goes outside to make sure he doesn’t come in contact with other animals.
- Limit trips for animals such as visits to the veterinary.
Protecting your pets is essential, even if they have a small chance of getting COVID-19 or spreading it. Taking extra precautions can help prevent the spread of the virus. Protecting your pets is just like everything else you should be doing to take care of yourself. Remember to wash your hands, practice social distancing, wipe down surfaces, and use a mask or other layers of clothing to protect yourself from the spread of the virus.
Contact Animal Medical Center, we are here to help answer your questions. We serve pets in the Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Grand Chute, and the surrounding areas. Call 920-749-1717 or visit us at the Animal Medical Center of Appleton.