The Covid-19 pandemic is ever evolving and now, we may also need to take our fur-babies into consideration…
Last week, a tiger in the Bronx Zoo tested positive for Coronavirus and now six more big cats are developing symptoms. It is still not known how these animals contracted the virus, but veterinarians are now advising pet owners to keep their furry friends indoors.
The British Veterinary Association and other officials say there is no concrete evidence to support direct transmission from domestic animals to humans, but there is still a possibility of transmission from cat-to- cat (hence the Bronx Zoo situation.)
The only real known concern at this time would be an infected individual touching the fur of a domestic animal and you touching that same animal. So while it isn’t likely your mostly-outdoor cat would pass the virus to you directly, there is a general worry of other outdoor cats getting yours sick or vise versa, and also the risk of an infected person getting in their quick drive-way nose boop from your pet and them tracking it back indoors.
As a cat owner myself, I certainly want what’s best for all fur babies so protect your kitties and others and let them have a little extra indoor time during the outbreak if at all possible!
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