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COVID-19 and your pets

There is currently no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is circulating in animals in Canada.

It is possible that some types of animals can be infected with COVID-19 but there is no evidence that pets or other animals can spread the virus. There are still many unknowns about COVID-19 and this is an area that remains to be studied and understood.

Until we know more, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have a pet or other animal:

  • Avoid close contact with them
  • do not snuggle or kiss them, or let them lick you, sit on your lap, or sleep in your bed
  • Practise good cough etiquette
  • avoid coughing and sneezing on your animals
  • Have another member of your household care for your animals
  • if this is not possible, always wash your hands before touching or feeding them
  • Limit your animal's contact with other people and animals
  • this may mean keeping them indoors

Stay safe everyone! Follow the governments guidelines and stay at home as much as you can.

For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html

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