Although we are still facing many questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the one benefit of being home during this crisis is that you’ll get to spend more time with your best bud. But are there any special cautions to keep in mind?
So unless you’re infected, you can interact with your pet as normal. In fact, Dr. Daniel Smith of the West Village Veterinary Hospital in New York City encourages it.
Whether you have symptoms of the coronavirus or not, you should continue to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets.
According to the World Health Organization, “At present, there is no evidence that companion animals / pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the coronavirus.”