HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW:
- There are 7 different types of coronaviruses. The CDC doesn’t believe this strain, COVID-19, can be transmitted to domestic animals.
- The virus originated from an animal source but is now being spread person-to-person.
- At present, infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets can spread COVID-19 to other animals, including people.
- Since pets can sometimes spread other diseases to people (zoonotic diseases), it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after handling and caring for pets.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR PET SAFE:
- When handling and caring for animals, basic hygienic precautions should always be implemented. This includes hand washing before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies, as well as avoiding kissing, licking, or sharing food.
- Include your pets in your family’s emergency preparedness planning.
- Make sure you have a two-week supply of food and medication on hand for your pets.
- People who are sick with COVID-19 should limit contact with companion pets until more information is known about the virus.
- If you think your pet is sick, or if your pet becomes injured, call us before you bring your pet in. MetroVET has implemented increased safety precautions. For the safety of you and your pet, it’s best you’re aware of these procedures before you come in. PLEASE CALL US BEFORE COMING IN.
WHAT WE’RE DOING AT METROVET:
The health of our clients, their pets, and our team remains MetroVET’s top priority. At this time, MetroVET remains open to all emergency patients. We are here for you and your pets.
Because of the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in our state, MetroVET has made the decision to postpone all elective procedures. Elective procedures will be rescheduled when we are able to resume full operation.