Coronavirus - Is my pet at risk?
We’re here to help…
As pet owners ourselves, we understand this period of uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus can be stressful when it comes to responsible pet care. While many pets will be loving the extra attention from their owners being at home more, did you know there are a variety of ways you can enhance both your own and your pet’s lives even further?
- Enriching the home environment for dogs
- Enriching your cat’s indoor life
- Environment enrichment for small mammals
For information about how the team at Wildbore Vetstop have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety measures we have put in place at our practice, please read our guidelines: Coronavirus – Seeking Veterinary Care
Is my pet at risk?
Can my pet become ill with Coronavirus?
This is a question our team is asked regularly and understandably so. Our pets are so important to us, we see them as a part of our families. Whilst there is no current evidence that our pets can become infected by Covid-19, there is a possible risk that pet fur could carry the virus if exposed to an infected human individual. This is likely to cause upset and worry for many pet owners, however, it’s important not to panic. In the poster below, you can find all the useful information for minimising these risks and responsible pet care guidelines you should follow.
How to effectively wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets:
As always, should you have any concerns regarding your pet’s health please call the practice on 01909 472059.