Letter to the Scary Cats

In trying times like today, where everyone fears this highly contagious disease, we have dug a little deeper to get facts regarding Covid-19 and your beloved pet.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released that it had found several dogs and cats (which includes domestic and bigger species like tigers) that was in contact with infected humans have tested positive for the Covid-19 strain. However, in experimental conditions it was found that cats and ferrets can only transmit the disease to other animals in the same species and that no evidence exist that they can infect humans.

Interesting fact:
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some coronaviruses cause cold-like illnesses in people, while others cause illness in certain types of animals, such as cattle, camels, and bats. Some coronaviruses, such as canine and feline coronaviruses, infect only animals and do not infect humans.

– Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Although the World Health Organisation recommends that basic and general hygiene be practised as normal one should remember to:
*Wash your hands regularly after petting, grooming and feeding your pet.

*Always avoid kissing, licking or sharing food of any kind.

In general, it is a good idea to just keep your household as hygienically clean as possible. Bath or groom your pets regularly. Wash their bedding, bowls and toys with warm water and soap and do not mix their supplies with your own.

There is no need to fear… take a breath… and keep loving your fur babies!