What Pet Owners and Vets Need to Know About COVID-19
A Companion Animal Care Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., Psychology Today /Animal Emotions
March 2020

These guidelines are for the new COVID-19, not for other previous forms of the coronavirus. Everyone around the world really needs to know about what we know. A friend of mine in the Netherlands just told me that someone tried to poison her dog last week.

AND please read What Corona Virus COVID-19 is Telling Us: A Holistic Veterinary and One Health View By Michael W. Fox, BVetMed, PhD, DSc, MRCVS

Dog and snow
Source: Stephanie Wencl

"Currently there is no evidence that pets or other domestic animals can be infected with this new coronavirus. Additionally, there is currently no evidence that pets or other domestic animals might be a source of infection to people with the new coronavirus. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available."

"The advisory also cautions veterinarians against using vaccines against canine enteric coronavirus available in some global markets in the hope that they may offer some cross-protection against COVID-19. There is no evidence for this, as the new virus is a distinctly different coronavirus variant." (My emphasis) What pet owners and veterinarians need to know about the coronavirus

These guidelines are for the new COVID-19, not for other previous forms of the coronavirus. Everyone around the world really needs to know about what we know. A friend of mine in the Netherlands just told me that someone tried to poison her dog last week.

Please read Marc's ENTIRE ARTICLE (PDF)

AND please read What Corona Virus COVID-19 is Telling Us: A Holistic Veterinary and One Health View By Michael W. Fox, BVetMed, PhD, DSc, MRCVS


Return to Companion Animal Care
Please read more at COVID-19/Coronavirus Articles Directory