CORONAVIRUS AND PETS

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13/03/2020
There are very few viral infections that can spread from dogs and cats to people. Corvid-19 does not appear to be one of them. There are no known instances of SARS-Cov-2 virus transmission from dogs or cats to people although in some circumstances we can transmit the virus to some cats. We should maintain good hygiene in contact with our pets.
IF YOU HAVE A COUGH AND A FEVER
The most common signs of Corvid-19 infection are a fever, a dry cough and loss of taste or smell. If you have these clinical signs, follow NHS guidelines, isolate yourself and get medical advice. Don't visit your GP's surgery. 
Coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Its possible that virus can survive on your pet's hair for a short period of time and in some pets' mouths for longer. If you have a respiratory infection, even if it seems to be a simple cold or more complicated flu:
Don't kiss your pet on its face.
Don't sleep with your pet.
Follow NHS guidelines and wash your hands after playing with or stroking your pet.

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