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10 Tips for pet care during coronavirus pandemic

"The best thing you can do is stay informed by monitoring news from trusted sources", she says.

If you have COVID-19 they recommend avoiding petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food.

While there are a few reports of cats and dogs being infected with COVID-19, those cases are considered "extremely rare", according to infectious disease specialist Dr. Abdu Sharkawy.

Another pet owner hailing from New Delhi, Chandan Prasad told ANI that though World Health Organization says that there are no present studies that support the fact that pets get contracted by coronavirus but if future studies prove that they can be infected even then they should not be abandoned.

"It is important to interact with your pets as normal and to wash your hands regularly after contact with any animal", said Ms Murray, "It is also practical to make plans just in case you are ill, so that if needed, there is someone such as a family member or a friend who can help care for your pets short or long term". So, there you have it, your pet isn't spreading COVID-19. If you suspect your BFF has been around someone who has the COVID virus, give him a bath.

But at the same time, it can pose a serious threat to pets and many pet parents are now focusing on stocking up a good amount of food for their pawed family member.

If you aren't ready for a permanent arrangement, you can take a pet on a temporary basis, known as fostering. Of course, if you are hanging out a lot, be sure to cut down on the goodies. She's very loving, just like most bulldogs, but would be best as the only pup in the house.

"We have come together to reassure people that there is no evidence that pets can get sick from coronavirus so not to panic or worry". There are two strains of canine influenza: H3N8 and H3N2, and two strains of feline: FHV1 and FVC.

"Millions of us share our homes with dogs and cats and greatly value the companionship and joy they bring into our lives". The hope, Sadler and Covey agree, is that families won't feel forced to give up their pets. I get lots of rest, plenty of water, and she makes chicken soup for me.

Chris Laurence, chair of the Canine and Feline Sector Group, said: "We are concerned that rapidly changing and conflicting information was leaving pet owners confused and anxious". You can also drop them off at CAPS. Dogs, who are habituated to go out everyday with their caretakers, need to follow their outing schedules. The SNAPS program details are below.

PET owners who intend to return to their home towns during the extended movement control order (MCO) period should be fully responsible for the well-being of their pets, including providing proper lodging, healthcare and diet. A pooch smooch to you!

Due to the recent news and closures across the state, as of Friday 3/13/20, we have suspended all adoption visiting hours and events until further notice.

CAPS is open during this time, however we can not accept volunteers until further notice.

SNAPS is a program offered to Churchill County residents through CAPS that provides low-priced spay/neutering for cats and dogs. "But when you come to the dog park that's the price you pay". Also required are a Churchill County ID and a co-pay. For more information, visit

To donate directly to CAPS on Facebook by just hitting the donate button.



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