COVID-19 and Pet Health

Updated March 20, 2020

U.S. pet food makers recognize that you may have questions about COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), and its impact on pets. There is no current evidence to suggest that pets in the United States might be a source of infection or can transmit COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) reminds that if you are self-quarantined, to keep your pet with you. This is an important time to prepare for any outside care of your pets, such as identifying family, friends or a trusted petsitter. Pet owners should also continue to follow sound sanitary practices when interacting with pets, including washing their hands with soap and water.

We will work to provide additional updates when available. We encourage pet lovers to visit the additional resources for further information and up-to-date news:

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