Following the news that a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19, some vets are now advising that you keep Mittens indoors.
While officials say that there is no real risk of your pets catching coronavirus, research is starting to show that there’s a transmission possibility from cat to cat.
And even though the British Veterinary Association said that there isn’t any evidence that the disease has been passed from animals to humans, they do recommend that those with symptoms avoid their pets.
The possibility exists that an infected person could leave the virus on the fur of a cat who then goes outside and is touched by someone who can then become infected.
Cat owners who are self-isolating or have Covid-19 symptoms should consider keeping their pets indoors to stop them carrying the virus on their fur, a veterinary body has advised. https://t.co/Dw9iKQM4IU
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