As with any emergency, it is critical to have a plan for every member of your family, including your pet.
• Make arrangements for someone you trust to care for you pets in case you become ill.
• Have your pet’s medication and prescription from your veterinarian handy.
• Be sure your pet has all of his or her updated vaccinations in case you need a boarding facility.
• Check your pet’s ID tag and microchip to make sure it has the latest contact information.
If You Have to Self-Quarantine
• Practice good hygiene and avoid touching eyes, ears and mouth
• Wash hands before/after handling animals, their food and supplies
• Seek veterinarian’s advice if there are any changes in your pet’s health conditions
• Service animals should be permitted to stay with their handler, but limit contact.
Please visit for the latest information http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#2019-nCoV-and-animals
Can COVID-19 infect pets?
Currently, there is limited evidence that companion animals can be infected with SARS-Cov-2 and no evidence that pet dogs or cats can be a source of infection to other animals or to humans. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.
Should I avoid contact with pets or other animals if I am sick with COVID-19?
If my pet has been in contact with someone who is sick from COVID-19, can it spread the disease to other people?
While we do not yet know for sure, there is limited evidence that companion animals can be infected with or spread SARS-Cov-2. We also do not know if they could get sick from this new coronavirus. Additionally, there is currently no evidence that companion animals could be a source of infection to people. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.