With the recent coronavirus outbreak in China and it already being cold and flu season, it is always helpful to remind everyone to stay healthy by remembering a few tips. Regularly wash your hands with soap and water, cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, and trying to avoid close contact with anyone showing signs of a respiratory illness such as coughing or sneezing are very important.
The new coronavirus is causing concern for a potential zoonotic disease, meaning the virus is able to be transmitted between animals and humans. or your pet. At this time, the risk is low for exposure to you or your pets in the United States. We will keep you updated if new information is released! While there are coronaviruses that can also infect your dog or cat, these are different strains of coronavirus than the most recent outbreak. These specific canine and feline coronaviruses have not been transmissible to humans in their history.
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