VERIFY: Can your pets catch the Coronavirus?

Top Stories

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 need 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.

Is this latest strain of the Coronavirus putting our pets at risk?

Here are our sources: The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, The World Health organization, and VCA Animal Hospitals.

 The WHO, writing as of now, says. “There is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus…

The CDC agrees, saying that this new virus appears to be spreading from person to person. 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.

RELATED: A ‘virus hunter’ at UTMB Galveston explains the challenges of controlling Coronavirus

One important distinction though. While we haven’t seen pets get this latest strain of Coronavirus, VCA Hospital experts say they CAN get other Coronaviruses, but it usually passes pretty quickly.

Good news for all you pet parents out there.

RELATED: Life under virus quarantine: Boxing, chalk art and waiting

             
Find us on social media!

More VERIFY:

       
Get WZDX News and Weather on the go with our news & weather apps!

©TEGNA Inc. 2019. All Rights Reserved.

Get our WZDX News & Weather Apps

ANDROID
iOS
ANDROID
iOS