At this time, it is believed that pets are not at risk of contracting COVID-19. It is recommended that people confirmed with the COVID-19 virus should avoid contact with other people and pets as it is a rapidly evolving situation. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has more information on this here.
If you or a loved one becomes ill, it is essential to have a plan in place for your pets. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Identify friends, family members, or a pet-service that may be able to care for your pet(s) should you or someone in your household become ill.
Have extra food, medication, and essentials such as a crate and pet dishes on hand for quick movement of pets.
Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. Include the prescription from your veterinarian.
Pets should have identification: collar with ID tag and microchip.
This pandemic may cause a financially trying time for your household. Consider the following resources if needed: