Covid 19 Information for Pet Owners
To our valued customers,
From the CDC website, Households With Pets:
When to Contact a State Public Health Veterinarian
A state public health veterinarian should be contacted by public health professionals, animal health professionals, or veterinarians that have become aware of a household animal with exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and that developed a new, concerning illness that could be compatible with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Although the clinical spectrum of illness for this virus remains largely undefined in animals, clinical signs more likely to be compatible with SARS-CoV-2 infections in mammalian animals may include a combination of the following:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Nasal discharge
State public health veterinarians should also be notified if health professionals become aware of an animal that becomes ill with symptoms compatible with SARS-CoV-2 infection and resides or is housed in a setting (e.g., shelter, prison, ship) with a person with COVID-19. Guidance with criteria for evaluating SARS-CoV-2 testing in animals is available.
For more information, please go to www.cdc.gov.
Wishing you and your furry friends good health!
Pet Health Labs