Can My Pet Catch Covid 19?

By Deb Haines

If you have tried to make a vet appointment for your pet lately, you may have found that there are unusually long wait times, sometimes stretching weeks out, unusual hours or even some clinics closed.

Your local veterinarian isn’t trying to add stress to a already stressful time. Your vet’s office is very likely feeling the hard effects of the pandemic much more than you realize.

Animal hospitals across the country have reported overworked and overstressed employees facing a more intense workload.

Pet Vet Corner is getting a numerous amount of Covid questions coming in daily, we hope the links below can help answer your questions and concerns.

Thank you !

There are many different coronaviruses. In general, each coronavirus affects a different species, causing a unique disease. In humans, coronaviruses typically cause colds and other upper respiratory infections. There are species-specific coronaviruses that affect both dogs and cats. Although all coronaviruses are related, they are all different.

As the omicron variant continues to spread, COVID-19 cases are on the rise. Some are wondering if they should worry about their pets if they get infected.

Question.… Can domestic pets like cats and dogs get infected with COVID-19?

Answer ….Yes. Both cats and dogs have been infected with COVID-19, although this remains very rare. Pets that do get infected often have mild symptoms or remain asymptomatic.

To be on the safe side .. If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed by a test), you should avoid contact with your pets and other animals, just like you would with people.

Veterinary Covid information…/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

Can I still take my pet to the vet during Covid times…/can-i-still-take-my-pet-to-the…/

Covid impact on veterinarians…/covid-19-impact-veterinary…

Covid and your pets

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