According to the World Health Organization, there are no reported cases of coronavirus in domestic animals. The American Veterinary Medical Association is one of many health organizations that agrees with the World Health Organization report, according to a release from L.A. Animal Services. There is no evidence that pets, domesticated animals, become ill from the coronavirus or COVID-19. There is no evidence that pets or domesticated animals spread the coronavirus to other animals, including people.
L.A. Animal Services offered tips and steps to take during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Designate a family member or friend to care for pets if someone in your household becomes ill.
- Be prepared to relocate pets if necessary by having crates, food and extra supplies on hand for expeditious movement of pets.
- Keep medications with documented dosages and administering directions. This should include prescriptions to the veterinarian.
- Update microchip information on your pets, and ensure pets have an ID tag on their collar. In the city of Los Angeles, make sure dogs have a license tag.
If your employer offers a telecommuting plan, take advantage of it to stay home with your pets during this period.
Also, please consider fostering or adopting a pet in need.
Visit /www.laanimalservices.com/ for more updates.
We are not medical experts. We are sharing this information provided by L.A. Animal Services. Always contact your vet with any concerns or questions.
Thank you for this important information.