We recognise that there maybe questions around animal transmission of Coronavirus Covid19.
There has been a single reported case of a dog having become infected by Covid19 in the news recently. However, the World Organisation for Animal Health states that “There is no evidence that companion animals, such as dogs, play a role in the spread of this human disease or that they become sick.”
If you are diagnosed with Covid-19, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you restrict contact with your pets as a precautionary measure. If you have to care for a sick pet, it is recommended that you take some basic precautionary measures. Wash your hands before and after any interaction with your pet and wear a facemask.
In the very unlikely event that your pet shows clinical signs, please do not bring it in to the practice. Please ring us for further advice. Visit our “Contact us” page for all our contact details.
As the situation changes, we may issue further updates.