COVID-19 In Cats

Covid19 in cats

An important issue that is making the headlines these days is coronavirus also known as COVID-19. Coronavirus have already caused millions of deaths across the world and it is said that this virus is transferred via sneezing, coughing or transfer of germs but something that pop ups in our mind is that does it only effects humans or It has an impact on pets too.

According to the real world cases and laboratory experiments it is proven that pets can get infected by coronavirus too. As per the recent reports Pomeranian and German shepherd are on the top at the list of infected dogs and pets. Respiratory problems as well as diarrhea and vomiting were the symptoms exposed by most of the infected pets while few of them didn’t show any symptoms at all but tested positive for corona test.

The researchers found that kittens and adolescent cats can become infected when given a large dose of the virus while the adolescent cats are able to fight off the infection without becoming seriously ill unfortunately the kittens cannot fight it and usually results into death. Corona-virus can replicate in cats and can make them sick. It also shows that cats can transfer the virus through the air to other cats. However, dogs are much more resistant to the virus and unable to transmit it to other animals.

The World Health Organization says that “based on current evidence, human to human transmission remains the main driver” of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that “further evidence is needed to understand if animals and pets can spread the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that there is no evidence pets can spread COVID-19 to people.

As we all are familiar with the fact that the treatment for COVID-19 is still under consideration and research and there is no specific treatment declared yet so the possible precautions for pets are quite similar to that of humans.

  • Maintain a 6 inch distance from your pet.
  • Isolate your pet inside home and avoid going out.
  • Get your pet’s accessories, clothing and bowls washed regularly.
  • In case of abnormal sneezes or cough, inform your vet
  • Look for the symptoms of respiratory distress in your pet regularly.
  • Make sure you are giving him pet food that would boost their immunity.
  • Take your pet’s diarrhea and vomiting seriously and get them checked.
  • If you have a COVID-19 victim at home keep your pet away from them and in case your pet shows unusual symptoms inform the vet.

Losing a loved one is extremely painful whether it’s a human or a pet and it’s better to be safe than sorry, so stay home and stay safe and in case of any queries related to your furry friend you can call us on our contact number, DM us on instagram or post it in our Facebook group, our team at petshub.pk would be very pleased to help you.


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