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[New Coronavirus] Stay alert, but don’t panic too much
Don't mistrust rumors and abandon your lifelong partner—your pet!
New coronaviruses have become the focus of every day. As a pet owner, you may also be a little confused. How does this virus affect your pet? Please take a look at the information below, I hope you can rest assured!
1. Will pets at home transmit the new coronavirus?
An official Facebook post on January 29 of the World Health Organization has pointed out that there is no evidence that pets at home, such as cats or dogs, can be infected with the virus.
During the early years of SARS and H5N1, the number of abandoned animals received by the association rose sharply. But in fact, during the SARS period, pets at home were not seen as a threat to our health. In the face of this epidemic, the Association once again sincerely reminds you not to abandon your pet due to a moment of panic, and if necessary, please remember to consult the professional advice of medical and veterinarians.
2. What should I do to ensure the health of myself and my pet?
The association mentions that you should thoroughly clean your hands after touching pets. This is a good habit that must be maintained often!
3. What should I do if I have symptoms similar to a cold?
If the pet owner feels unwell, the association recommends that people wear masks, strictly observe hygienic measures, and see a doctor as soon as possible. If the pet owner is unfortunately diagnosed with the new coronavirus, the AFCD should be notified as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made to assist in caring for the pet or isolate it if necessary.
Keep in mind: Pets are for life! Never abandon your life partner—your pet—for unproven rumors!
Finally, I wish you and your pets good health!
Reproduced from Hong Kong Animal Protection Association