Tips to Protect Your Pet From Coronavirus

Earlier this week, the U.S. saw it’s first documented case, where a pet dog tested positive for COVID-19. Local veterinarians are now offering tips to help keep pets safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the risk of animals transmitting COVID-19 to humans is low, however doctors advise the virus can still spread from people to pets in some situations. In North Carolina, a family’s pet pug recovered after testing positive and experiencing mild symptoms.

"That was an extremely rare case where it was surrounded by humans that tested positive for COVID-19,” said Dr. Lindsey Namoli said. Namoli is a local veterinarian with Furry Friends Adoption Clinic in Jupiter.

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