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VERIFY: Can your pets catch the Coronavirus?

There is a lot of misinformation out there – when it comes to the Coronavirus, and that’s why the Verify Team exists…to debunk the many myths out there… We just...

Thereis a lot of misinformation out there – when it comes to the Coronavirus, andthat’s why the Verify Team exists…to debunk the many myths out there…

We justneed to talk about these photos spreading online. Dogs and cats wearing masks,along with messages like this…

The Chinese #Coronavirus can infect your pets!!!

So let’s VERIFY.

Isthis latest strain of the Coronavirus putting our pets at risk?

Hereare our sources: The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, The WorldHealth organization, and VCA Animal Hospitals.

 TheWHO, writing as of now, says. “There is no evidence that companion animals/petssuch as dogs or cats can be infected with thenew coronavirus…

TheCDC agrees, saying that this new virus appears to be spreading from person toperson. So we can verify that the experts agree:

Right now, there’s no evidence our pets are at risk of getting this latest strain of Coronavirus.

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Oneimportant distinction though. While we haven’t seen pets get this latest strainof Coronavirus, VCA Hospital experts say they CANget other Coronaviruses, but it usually passes pretty quickly.

Good news for all you pet parents out there.

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