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• State vet: No need to abandon or euthanize your cats. There's no evidence they transmit Covid-19

3/31/2020  "Even before Belgian health officials on Friday announced that a cat was infected with the coronavirus, pet owners were questioning whether their companions could transmit [the disease]. Health experts say there’s insufficient evidence to prove they can. But some folks could be misinterpreting guidance about staying away from them if you’re sick. The [CDC] say there’s no evidence COVID-19 can move from animals to humans, though it appears the opposite can, as in the case of the cat in Belgium last week." - Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The current outbreak of the coronavirus has nothing to do with the Feline form

Maria S. Bonino, Founder/Director of EndFIP® / Luca Fund for FIP Research answered my question about the relationship between the coronavirus we're hearing about in the news and the feline coronavirus. "The coronavirus you hear about in the news has nothing to do with FCoV (feline coronavirus). Read more about FCoV on this page.

• Federal Agency Recognizes Pet Industry as Vital During COVID-19 Pandemic

3/23/2020  "United States Department of Homeland Security officials defined some dog, cat and other food industry professionals as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic." - Pet Business

• No Shortages of Quality Pet Food, Continued Availability

3/24/2020  Pet owners can take comfort that there are no expected shortages from human grade ingredient pet food manufacturers, AND that independent pet food stores are taking measures to keep their clients safe and pets well fed.  It could vary from state to state, but U.S. Homeland Security has issued guidance declaring pet food stores and pet food manufacturers as “essential” businesses that will remain open during the many COVID-19 business closures.  Read more here

THE HUMANE SOCIETY Of The U.S. - Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ

3/19/2020  Humane Society of the United States

  • What is the Humane Society of the US doing to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?
  • Should I have a preparedness plan for my pet(s)?
  • Can my pet get COVID-19?
  • What can I do to help animals and shelters during this crisis?
  • Where can I get help if I am experiencing financial hardship and need help covering costs for pet care?
  • What about small businesses that serve the needs of pet owners?
  • Additional resources

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• Coronavirus questions, answered: Is my cat contagious? Should I disinfect groceries?

• Coronavirus questions, answered: Is my cat contagious? Should I disinfect groceries?

• Coronavirus questions, answered: Is my cat contagious? Should I disinfect groceries?

4/7/2020  "As confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to rise across the globe, the virus has affected all aspects of life, from the economy to schools to jobs to how you do your grocery shopping. USA TODAY readers have asked us hundreds of questions about the outbreak: Do I need to disinfect my groceries after shopping? How will we know when this virus has been cleared? Has anyone with preexisting conditions gotten the coronavirus and survived?" - USAToday

• First A Tiger. Next, My Cat?

• Coronavirus questions, answered: Is my cat contagious? Should I disinfect groceries?

• Coronavirus questions, answered: Is my cat contagious? Should I disinfect groceries?

4/7/2020  "A Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, Nadia, tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. What does that case mean in regard to common farm and house cats? Very little, according to Scott Kenney, DVM, assistant professor of veterinary preventative medicine at the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). Kenney’s research focuses on viruses that spread between animals and people." - Bovine Veterinarian

• COVID-19 and Pets: Should I Go to the Vet or Wait? What’s the Protocol?

• Lions, tigers and house cats: You won't catch coronavirus from felines, experts say

• Lions, tigers and house cats: You won't catch coronavirus from felines, experts say

3/23/2020  "It’s a scary time right now, and everyone is adjusting to a new normal. During this time of social distancing, we should all be trying to do our part to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19. This means staying home, eating in, and reducing unnecessary contact with others. 

While our pets are probably loving this extra cuddle time with us, what do you do if they need to go to the veterinarian?" - PETMD

• Lions, tigers and house cats: You won't catch coronavirus from felines, experts say

• Lions, tigers and house cats: You won't catch coronavirus from felines, experts say

• Lions, tigers and house cats: You won't catch coronavirus from felines, experts say

4/6/2020  "Seven tigers and lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York developed dry coughs and other symptoms of coronavirus after being exposed to a zookeeper "asymptomatically infected with the virus," according to a press release from the zoo on Sunday. This follows a report that a Belgian woman with Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus,infected her pet cat in early March. But even though the cat had respiratory problems and high levels of the virus in its vomit and feces, researchers aren't yet sure if the cat was sick from Covid-19 or another illness." - CNN Health

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• 'No proof cats can spread coronavirus' after tiger tests positive

• Covid-19: Don’t abandon your cat because of unproven scientific research, experts say

• 'No proof cats can spread coronavirus' after tiger tests positive

4/6/2020  "Dr Sarah Caddy, Veterinarian and Clinical Research Fellow at University of Cambridge, has spoken out after a Malayan tiger and six other tigers and lions fell ill in the US." "Dr Sarah Caddy, Veterinarian and Clinical Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, said the reports was not wholly unexpected as new research suggests domestic cats can be infected with the virus if large doses are administered into their noses." - Mirror

• Coronavirus precautions for pet-owners: What you need to know

• Covid-19: Don’t abandon your cat because of unproven scientific research, experts say

• 'No proof cats can spread coronavirus' after tiger tests positive

4/6/2020  "Health officials are issuing coronavirus guidance for pet owners. It’s important to know that there are different types of the coronavirus. Some cause illness in people, while others make animals sick. The CDC is aware of a small number of cases of animals getting the coronavirus after being in close contact of a person who’s a carrier. While there’s no evidence that pets can spread the coronavirus to other animals or people, a local veterinarian urges all to take steps to prevent it from happening in the first place." - WSBT

• Covid-19: Don’t abandon your cat because of unproven scientific research, experts say

• Covid-19: Don’t abandon your cat because of unproven scientific research, experts say

• Covid-19: Don’t abandon your cat because of unproven scientific research, experts say

4/6/2020  "Experts from Hong Kong and Britain have urged cat owners and the public in general not to overreact to unverified scientific reports suggesting they might be at risk of contracting Covid-19 from their feline companions." "A separate study, also released last week, appeared to show the possibility of inter-feline transmission of the coronavirus, after healthy cats that had been in proximity to infected ones were found to have contracted it." - TheStar

• Can pets catch coronavirus and pass it on? How to protect your cats and dogs

• No virus spread threat from cats, experts say after tiger catches coronavirus

• Covid-19: Don’t abandon your cat because of unproven scientific research, experts say

4/6/2020  "There has been a lot of confusion over whether pets can catch or carry coronavirus. During the early states of the outbreak, scientists and government officials initially confirmed that it wasn't possible. And last month, IDEXX Laboratories Inc in the US evaluated thousands of canine and feline specimens during validation of a new veterinary test system for the Covid-19 virus. The lab reported that its results echoed "the current expert understanding that Covid-19 is primarily transmitted person-to-person."

However, there have been several animals reported as having contracted the killer bug, as a result of being close to infected humans." - The SUN

• No virus spread threat from cats, experts say after tiger catches coronavirus

• No virus spread threat from cats, experts say after tiger catches coronavirus

• No virus spread threat from cats, experts say after tiger catches coronavirus

4/6/2020  "There is no evidence cats can transmit coronavirus to people, experts have said after a tiger tested positive for the virus at a zoo in the US. The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia, and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen ill, are believed to have been infected by a zoo employee who was not yet showing symptoms, the Bronx Zoo said." - Belfast Telegraph

• Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

• No virus spread threat from cats, experts say after tiger catches coronavirus

• No virus spread threat from cats, experts say after tiger catches coronavirus

4/5/2020  "A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday. The 4-year-old Malayan tiger, and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen ill, are believed to have been infected by a zoo employee, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. The first animal started showing symptoms March 27, and all are expected to recover, said the zoo, which has been closed to the public since March 16." - Hawaii News Now

• Ruling out a cat-coronavirus connection

• Novel Coronavirus Can Infect Cats, Replicate Itself Among Felines: Study

• COVID-19 virus replicates in cats, transmits cat-to-cat

4/3/2020  "Animal lovers can breathe a sigh of relief. Washington State University announced recently it has begun testing cats to see if they could potentially become infected with COVID-19. But those associated with the study want to reassure people there is currently no evidence that animals can spread the disease to humans." - Moscow-Pullman Daily News

• COVID-19 virus replicates in cats, transmits cat-to-cat

• Novel Coronavirus Can Infect Cats, Replicate Itself Among Felines: Study

• COVID-19 virus replicates in cats, transmits cat-to-cat

4/3/2020  "Scientists at the Harbin Veterinary Research Institute in China directly inoculated domestic cats with high levels of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease in humans. The scientists conducted similar trials with dogs, pigs, chickens, ferrets and ducks. The virus could replicate in ferrets and cats, but none of the…" - PetFoodIndustry

• Novel Coronavirus Can Infect Cats, Replicate Itself Among Felines: Study

• Novel Coronavirus Can Infect Cats, Replicate Itself Among Felines: Study

• Professor who created cure for coronavirus in cats says drug should 'receive more attention'

4/3/2020  "A new study has found evidence which shows that cats could get infected with the novel coronavirus. However, this isn’t a cause for alarm for pet owners, as there is no evidence of cats secreting enough coronavirus to transmit it back onto humans. Also, despite deliberate infection for the study, the cats remained healthy and produced antibodies against the coronavirus." - The Times of India

• Professor who created cure for coronavirus in cats says drug should 'receive more attention'

• Professor who created cure for coronavirus in cats says drug should 'receive more attention'

• Professor who created cure for coronavirus in cats says drug should 'receive more attention'

4/2/2020  "Back when the shelves at grocery stores were still full, all businesses were still open and the coronavirus hadn't turned into a pandemic, ABC10 met with Dr. Niels Pedersen to talk about drugs. Pedersen, after 50 years of studying a different kind of coronavirus in cats, came up with an anti-viral drug used to effectively treat it two years ago. Now that drug is being used to treat and cure cats of a different kind of coronavirus." - abc10

• Cats can get coronavirus and infect each other but pet owners need not panic, says study

• Professor who created cure for coronavirus in cats says drug should 'receive more attention'

• Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and different domestic animals to SARS-coronavirus-2

4/1/2020  "Cats can get infected with the new coronavirus and they can transmit it to other cats. These are the findings of a new study, which found that the virus transmits in cats via respiratory droplets. But the study does not say that cats can spread it to humans." - meaww

• Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and different domestic animals to SARS-coronavirus-2

• Professor who created cure for coronavirus in cats says drug should 'receive more attention'

• Susceptibility of ferrets, cats, dogs, and different domestic animals to SARS-coronavirus-2

3/30/2020  "Here, we investigated the susceptibility of ferrets and animals in close contact with humans to SARS-CoV-2. We found that SARS-CoV-2 replicates poorly in dogs, pigs, chickens, and ducks, but efficiently in ferrets and cats. We found that the virus transmits in cats via respiratory droplets. Our study provides important insights into the animal reservoirs of SARS-CoV-2 and animal management for COVID-19 control." SEE PDF for the entire study. - bioRxiv

• Second Cat Tests Positive For Coronavirus, This Time In Hong Kong

• Coronavirus in Mumbai: Pet store owners concerned about new stock not arriving from warehouses

• A cat appears to have caught the coronavirus, but it’s complicated

4/1/2020  "A pet cat has tested positive for the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus in Hong Kong, after apparently contracting the disease from its owner. Last week, another feline turned out to have the virus in Belgium. The Hong Kong cat patient was sent to a special animal quarantine facility on Monday, after its owner, a 25-year-old woman, was confirmed to have contracted the disease." - eurasia review

• A cat appears to have caught the coronavirus, but it’s complicated

• Coronavirus in Mumbai: Pet store owners concerned about new stock not arriving from warehouses

• A cat appears to have caught the coronavirus, but it’s complicated

3/31/2020  "A cat in Belgium seems to have become infected with the coronavirus and may have had COVID-19, the disease that the virus causes. While the case — the first reported in cats — suggests that the animals can catch the virus, there is no evidence that felines play a role in spreading the coronavirus, and it’s still unclear how susceptible they are to the disease." - ScienceNews

• Coronavirus in Mumbai: Pet store owners concerned about new stock not arriving from warehouses

• Coronavirus in Mumbai: Pet store owners concerned about new stock not arriving from warehouses

• Coronavirus in Mumbai: Pet store owners concerned about new stock not arriving from warehouses

3/30/2020  "The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown has claimed another victim - pet food supplies. Pet stores across the city and its suburbs say that ever since the lockdown was imposed, pet food supplies are not arriving." - The Free Press Journal

• New Details on Infected Cat Reports

• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shelter in Place Restrictions Do Not Prohibit Feeding Community Cats

• Coronavirus in Mumbai: Pet store owners concerned about new stock not arriving from warehouses

3/29/2020  "There is some misinformation about the cat in Belgium.   The AVMA, our national association, has been keeping us informed. Here is additional information from the Scientific Committee to the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC).   We still don't have all the facts about the case. This is what is known.
Infection of Belgian cat: Cat became ill one week after the owner returned from Italy; owner had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and cat lived in isolation with the owner after owner's diagnosis." - Lexington County Chronicle

• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shelter in Place Restrictions Do Not Prohibit Feeding Community Cats

• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shelter in Place Restrictions Do Not Prohibit Feeding Community Cats

• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shelter in Place Restrictions Do Not Prohibit Feeding Community Cats

3/29/2020  "As states and local governments announce “Shelter in Place” and “Stay at Home” restrictions due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Alley Cat Allies is assuring community cat caregivers that they can and should continue to feed their colonies. “We have read nothing in any of the orders issued by various jurisdictions that prohibit on-going care and feeding of community cats,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies. “To discontinue care and feeding to which the cats have grown accustomed would be to put them in grave danger.” - Frederick News-Post

• Your pets can’t spread coronavirus, says Dallas vet, but here’s how you can keep them safe

• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shelter in Place Restrictions Do Not Prohibit Feeding Community Cats

• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Shelter in Place Restrictions Do Not Prohibit Feeding Community Cats

3/29/2020  "A cat in Belgium was infected with the novel coronavirus after coming in close contact with her owner, The Brussels Times reported Friday. The cat had diarrhea and trouble breathing, and researchers found the virus in her feces. As of Saturday, both cat and owner were reported to be doing well. The cat isn’t the only animal known to be infected with COVID-19." - The Dallas Morning News

• What Pa. pet owners need to know about COVID-19

• Advice issued to pet owners after cat reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

• A Cat In Belgium Tested Positive For COVID-19, But You Shouldn’t Panic

3/29/2020  "Your pets don’t know that a coronavirus is the reason you and your family are spending more time at home these days. They’re just glad to have you around. Being around your dogs, cats and other animals might leave you wondering what effect COVID-19 has on them and how to protect them. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers about caring for your pets at this time. All information is from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture unless noted." - GoErie

• A Cat In Belgium Tested Positive For COVID-19, But You Shouldn’t Panic

• Advice issued to pet owners after cat reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

• A Cat In Belgium Tested Positive For COVID-19, But You Shouldn’t Panic

3/28/2020  "Health officials in Belgium say a pet cat appears to have contracted COVID-19 from her owner, though they emphasized human-to-pet transmission seems to be extremely rare. “Recently, the veterinary medicine faculty in Liège reported that a coronavirus infection has been determined in a cat,” virologist Steven Van Gucht said at a Federal Public Service Health press conference on Friday, The Brussels Times reported. "The cat lived with her owner, who started showing symptoms of the virus a week before the cat did.” - HUFFPOST

• Advice issued to pet owners after cat reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

• Advice issued to pet owners after cat reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

• Advice issued to pet owners after cat reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

3/28/2020  "Pet charity Cats Protection has issued advice after a cat in Europe reportedly became the first feline to test positive for Covid-19. A cat from the city of Liège in Belgium is believed to have caught coronavirus from its owner, who had tested positive for Covid-19. The animal is said to have developed symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea and breathing difficulties about a week after its owner started to show signs of the virus. Covid-19 was subsequently detected in its faeces and vomit." - Wales Online

• The curious case of the cat with corona

• PETA Offers Tips on Caring for Cats and Dogs During COVID-19 Quarantines

• Advice issued to pet owners after cat reportedly tests positive for coronavirus

3/28/2020  "Among the headlines from yesterday’s meetings of the newly-empowered government and the national security council, one that caught the eye was the announcement of a cat diagnosed with coronavirus caught from its owner.  The cat was reported to have caught the virus from close contact with its owner, who had recently returned from Italy. When the cat became ill, its stool was examined and traces of the virus discovered." - The Brussels Times

• Columbus animal shelter operating during COVID-19

• PETA Offers Tips on Caring for Cats and Dogs During COVID-19 Quarantines

• PETA Offers Tips on Caring for Cats and Dogs During COVID-19 Quarantines

3/27/2020  VIDO: "While many organizations are offering aid to people in need during the coronavirus pandemic, one aspect people seem to forget is cats and dogs and shelters across the country. Many shelters, such as the Paws Humane Society of the Chattahoochee Valley, are facing hardships such as running at full capacity with kennels full of animals in need of adoption, but operating with limited supplies." - WTVM

• PETA Offers Tips on Caring for Cats and Dogs During COVID-19 Quarantines

• PETA Offers Tips on Caring for Cats and Dogs During COVID-19 Quarantines

• PETA Offers Tips on Caring for Cats and Dogs During COVID-19 Quarantines

3/29/2020  "Although experts from the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and elsewhere agree that cats and dogs are not at risk of getting COVID-19 nor transmitting it to humans, PETA is offering information about the best ways to keep animal companions and their guardians safe and healthy during this unprecedented outbreak." - KHMER TIMES

• Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

• Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

• Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

3/28/2020  "Gail Golab, the American Veterinary Medical Association’s chief veterinary officer, is quoted in the Washington Post as saying: ‘We’re not overly concerned about people contracting Covid-19 through contact with dogs and cats." - METRO

• First known cat infected with coronavirus reported in Belgium

• Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

• Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

3/27/2020  "A cat in Belgian has tested positive for the coronavirus after catching the potentially deadly bug from an infected owner, officials said Friday. The sick pet in Liège tested positive after showing classic symptoms of COVID-19 — including difficulty breathing — a week after its owner first fell sick, health officials told a press conference, the Brussels Times reports." - New York Times

• Coronavirus: Cat owners fear pets will make them sick

• Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

• Coronavirus: Cat owners fear pets will make them sick

3/26/2020  "Cat owners fear they will catch coronavirus from their pets with some asking for them to be rehomed, an animal charity has said. Iris's Cats In Need in Stoke-on-Trent has received several calls from owners worrying their pets will make them sick. The World Health Organization said there is no evidence that pets can be infected by Covid-19. Volunteer Claire Jones said: "You cannot catch this from a cat."" - BBC NEWS

• WHO experts: Cats, dogs aren't a coronavirus risk!

• How to help local animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic

• Coronavirus: Cat owners fear pets will make them sick

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3/24/2020  "Can companion animals carry coronavirus? Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have proven that cats and dogs are not a coronavirus risk! According to WHO, "there is no evidence that companion animals … such as cats and dogs have been infected or could spread the virus that causes COVID-19". - Roya News

• Caring for Dogs (and Cats) in Times of Coronavirus

• How to help local animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic

• How to help local animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic

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3/23/2020  "Pet owners ask, is there no scenario where one might contract the virus from a pet? Per Infectious disease expert, Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventative medicine and infectious disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, the transmission is possible. If a person has the virus in his nose rubs his nose, passed the virus in his hand, and then pets the dog, then the virus could be transmitted. Then another member of the family pets the same dog in the same place and then rubbed their nose, the virus is again transmitted." - Nature World News

• How to help local animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic

• How to help local animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic

• How to help local animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic

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3/22/2020  "According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no reason to believe that pet dogs or cats can contract or spread COVID-19. While pets are not directly at risk, they may be impacted other ways." - FOX29

• How does coronavirus 'social distancing' affect cat ownership?

• Maine Company Tests Thousands of Cats and Dogs for Coronavirus Strain With NO Positive Results

• Maine Company Tests Thousands of Cats and Dogs for Coronavirus Strain With NO Positive Results

3/21/2020  "‘Social distancing’ is a new buzz phrase. We are all told to do it. In round terms it means limiting social contact to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. It means keeping 2 metres away from people and, in the UK, if you are over 70 staying at home for 4 months. There is no way I’ll do that." - PoC

• Maine Company Tests Thousands of Cats and Dogs for Coronavirus Strain With NO Positive Results

• Maine Company Tests Thousands of Cats and Dogs for Coronavirus Strain With NO Positive Results

• Maine Company Tests Thousands of Cats and Dogs for Coronavirus Strain With NO Positive Results

3/21/2020  "There are a lot of subplots playing out when it comes to coronavirus pandemic. One of those subplots is shelters across the United States seeing an influx of people bringing their pets to the shelter because of fears that pet may transmit coronavirus to them. Initially, doctors confirmed this wasn't possible but one Maine company wanted to go the extra mile to prove that you will not get COVID-19 from your cat or dog that lives in your home." - WCYY

• Cat shelter's urgent plea for new homes for pets as virus forces them to close

• Maine Company Tests Thousands of Cats and Dogs for Coronavirus Strain With NO Positive Results

• Antech aligns with global health organizations on COVID-19 in cats and dogs: No virus detected

3/21/2020  "Many pet shelters are facing imminent closure as Coronavirus takes hold, with one warning that if new owners cannot be found, its cats will be put into cages. The devastated adoption centre staff are now urging people who might be thinking of adopting a cat to do so sooner rather than later. Otherwise, the poor felines face a very uncertain and bleak future." - WAMIZ

• Antech aligns with global health organizations on COVID-19 in cats and dogs: No virus detected

• Antech aligns with global health organizations on COVID-19 in cats and dogs: No virus detected

• Antech aligns with global health organizations on COVID-19 in cats and dogs: No virus detected

3/19/2020  "Antech Diagnostics, part of Mars Petcare, announced today that its data upholds the conclusions of leading human and animal health organizations, which conclude there is currently no evidence that dogs or cats have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, SARS-CoV-2. Antech's active surveillance program is intended to detect any possible emergence of the virus among companion animals." - Yahoo

• Pets and Coronavirus: The truth behind the ‘fake news’ headlines

• Antech aligns with global health organizations on COVID-19 in cats and dogs: No virus detected

• Idexx tested thousands of cats and dogs for coronavirus. All came back negative.

3/19/2020  "Our four-legged friends cannot contract Covid-19, yet many false reports are putting them in danger, says Marie Carter" "Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that pets, ergo all “animals”, cannot get or transmit coronavirus, there persists a dangerous ignorance that is causing pets to be put to their deaths at worst, or sent to already under-pressure animal shelters, at best." - Independent

• Idexx tested thousands of cats and dogs for coronavirus. All came back negative.

• Antech aligns with global health organizations on COVID-19 in cats and dogs: No virus detected

• Idexx tested thousands of cats and dogs for coronavirus. All came back negative.

3/12/2020  "Idexx Laboratories Inc. has evaluated thousands of canine and feline specimens during its validation of a new veterinary test system for the COVID-19 virus, more commonly known as the coronavirus, and it has some good news for pet owners. The Westbrook-based veterinary diagnostics company said it has seen no positive results in either cats or dogs, confirming earlier assessments that the most popular household pets cannot contract the disease." - PressHerald.com

• Coronavirus advice for pet owners

• What to know about pets and COVID-19

• What to know about pets and COVID-19

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3/19/2020  "No evidence has been found that the coronavirus COVID-19 can be passed between humans and dogs, cats or other companion animals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, should pet owners worry about their dogs or cats picking up the novel coronavirus infection?" - PennLive

• What to know about pets and COVID-19

• What to know about pets and COVID-19

• What to know about pets and COVID-19

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3/19/2020  "Pet owners can breathe a sigh of relief. COVID-19 is believed to have originated from exotic animal food markets in Wuhan, China, but household pets such as dogs and cats do not appear to be carriers. A statement from the American Veterinary Medical Association can help put pet owners at ease: “If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as you normally would, including walking, feeding and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene during those interactions.”" - The Times Tribune

• Can your pets get coronavirus?

• What to know about pets and COVID-19

• Texas A&M Expert: Don’t Worry About Your Pet Getting COVID-19

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3/19/2020  VIDEO: “This is the one time we want you to think of your pet as a surface,” Dr. King added.  Medical experts said they do not believe humans can pass the current novel coronavirus to animals.  “The short answer is no,” Dr. King said. “The long answer is pets do get coronavirus but dogs get their own specific dog coronavirus, cats get their own specific cat coronavirus and humans are getting their own specific human coronavirus.” - WISTV

• Texas A&M Expert: Don’t Worry About Your Pet Getting COVID-19

• Pets are not at risk for COVID-19 but need to be part of family's plan

• Texas A&M Expert: Don’t Worry About Your Pet Getting COVID-19

3/24/2020  "Veterinarians still say it is highly unlikely that the virus can be transmitted from humans to pets, and vice versa." "Whether or not your pet can become infected with the COVID-19 virus has produced some confusion. While some reports have surfaced that pets cannot contract the virus, other reports say it is still possible. So what’s the truth? “The facts haven’t really changed, although we continue to develop more nuanced understanding,” said Dr. Kate Creevy, associate professor of small animal internal medicine and the Mark Chapman Chair in Shelter Medicine at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences." - Texas A&M Today

• COVID-19 and Cats

• Pets are not at risk for COVID-19 but need to be part of family's plan

• Pets are not at risk for COVID-19 but need to be part of family's plan

3/20/2020  "Whether you’re now working from home, self-isolating or even ill with COVID-19, here’s what you should know about the novel coronavirus and your cherished kitties. According to the experts, you CANNOT catch COVID-19 from your cats nor can you give it to them. The web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states: “At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals, including cats, can spread COVID-19.” One caveat: until more is known about this particular virus." - The Columbian Blogs

• Pets are not at risk for COVID-19 but need to be part of family's plan

• Pets are not at risk for COVID-19 but need to be part of family's plan

• Pets are not at risk for COVID-19 but need to be part of family's plan

3/20/2020  "During this unprecedented pandemic, many pet owners are finding themselves quarantined at home with their four-legged family members and facing related challenges they never imagined possible. One thing people do not need to worry about is their pets getting COVID-19. "There is no evidence that your dog can get COVID-19," said Jeff Randazzo, Macomb County chief animal control officer." - Macomb Daily

• Coronavirus CT: Stress Making Cats Think Outside Their Boxes

• Vets adjust daily operations to be there for pets during coronavirus

• Vets adjust daily operations to be there for pets during coronavirus

3/20/2020  "It's Day 5 of the school closures related to coronavirus social distancing. The take-home academic worksheets are done and the kids are getting retless. There is no lacrosse practice.  They're running around. And the cat is peeing ... outside the box." - Patch

• Vets adjust daily operations to be there for pets during coronavirus

• Vets adjust daily operations to be there for pets during coronavirus

• Vets adjust daily operations to be there for pets during coronavirus

3/20/2020  "Like most everything else since the arrival of coronavirus, your pet’s visit to the vet’s office will be a different experience than it was a week or two ago. You might not even leave your car. Local veterinarians are making significant adjustments to daily business so they can continue treating animals while following procedures to minimize the spread of COVID-19." - Green Bay Press Gazette

• How to keep your pets safe and happy during the coronavirus pandemic

• Vets adjust daily operations to be there for pets during coronavirus

• Coronavirus: Community comes through, helping seniors with pet needs during quarantine

3/19/2020  "While maintaining the health of yourself and the people around you is at the forefront of the world’s focus during the coronavirus (a.k.a., COVID-19) pandemic, these headlines and memes have brought up an important question: What about your pets?" - USA TODAY

• Coronavirus: Community comes through, helping seniors with pet needs during quarantine

• Coronavirus: Community comes through, helping seniors with pet needs during quarantine

• Coronavirus: Community comes through, helping seniors with pet needs during quarantine

3/18/2020  "People are responding to requests for donations of dog and cat food for senior citizens in the Miami Valley who receive Meals on Wheels. On Monday, the Senior Resource Connection asked for donations of pet food because the agency was not able to reach its usual donors and its shelves were empty. Director of Nutrition Sharon Howard said today donations started coming in yesterday." - WHIO TV7

• Worried About Your Dog or Cat and Coronavirus? Here's What to Know

• Coronavirus: Community comes through, helping seniors with pet needs during quarantine

• Worried About Your Dog or Cat and Coronavirus? Here's What to Know

3/18/2020  "If you’re a pet owner working from home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic means you’re spending a lot of extra time with your furry friend.  That’s great news overall (has your pupper ever gotten this much attention?), but it also might heighten your worries about how the coronavirus could affect your pet" - Huffpost

• How to care for dogs and cats during coronavirus

• Coronavirus: Community comes through, helping seniors with pet needs during quarantine

• Worried About Your Dog or Cat and Coronavirus? Here's What to Know

3/17/2020  "While the veterinary community is still dealing largely with unknowns amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, most of what they do know might come as a relief to pet owners.

COVID-19, a potentially deadly respiratory illness, is believed to have originated from exotic animal food markets in Wuhan, China — but domestic dogs and cats themselves do not appear to be carriers." - New York Post

• Can I give Covid-19 to my cat?

• COVID-19 pandemic: What to do with pets during self-isolation

• COVID-19 pandemic: What to do with pets during self-isolation

3/16/2020  "There is a lot about this virus that the scientists understand but there is also quite a bit that they don’t. When asked, the experts will say that there is no evidence that people can give the virus to companion animals. Clearly this does not preclude the possibility that evidence might be available in the future because we are still learning." - PoC

• COVID-19 pandemic: What to do with pets during self-isolation

• COVID-19 pandemic: What to do with pets during self-isolation

• COVID-19 pandemic: What to do with pets during self-isolation

3/12/2020  "World Health Organization (WHO), and animal health groups are reminding owners to include pets in their preparedness plans. In addition to guidelines typically suggested for preparing for a natural disaster threat, the Humane Society of the United States(HSUS), the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA), and Orange County Animal Services have published recommendations specific to COVID-19 those with animals should consider." - Veterinary Practice News

• Paw Prints: Coronavirus and pets

• COVID-19 pandemic: What to do with pets during self-isolation

• Points for Pets: American Veterinary Medical Association weighs in on Coronavirus

3/15/2020  "Coronaviruses belong to a large family of viruses that are seen in virtually every animal, including humans. They have mutated for tens of thousands of years to create new viruses, jump species and infect new hosts. Some virus mutations result in new viruses that are very adept at infecting the new species. When this happens, a new virus is born. This is the story of COVID-19." The Eagle-Tribune

• Points for Pets: American Veterinary Medical Association weighs in on Coronavirus

• Points for Pets: American Veterinary Medical Association weighs in on Coronavirus

• Points for Pets: American Veterinary Medical Association weighs in on Coronavirus

3/14/2020  "According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no animals in the United States have been identified with the virus, and there is no evidence that dogs or other pets can contract or spread COVID-19. Health officials across the United States remain on high alert due to COVID-19, and veterinary professionals might receive questions about the virus from other staff members and clients. Here’s what veterinary professionals need to know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19:" - WVNews

• Humane Society: Pets won’t give you coronavirus, but you might give it to them

• Points for Pets: American Veterinary Medical Association weighs in on Coronavirus

• Humane Society: Pets won’t give you coronavirus, but you might give it to them

3/13/2020  "As concern continues to climb over the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, the Human Society of Greater Dayton wants to reassure everyone that your pets will not give you the virus." "In a release, the Humane Society spelled out in bold type, “Infectious disease experts, as well as the CDC, OIE, and WHO indicate there is no evidence to suggest that pet dogs or cats can be a source of infection, including spreading COVID-19 to people.” - Dayton Daily News

• Sheltering in Place with Your Pet

• Points for Pets: American Veterinary Medical Association weighs in on Coronavirus

• Humane Society: Pets won’t give you coronavirus, but you might give it to them

3/13/2020  AUDIO: "In addition to preparing for your pet's care if you and your furry buddy are quarantined together, also consider what might happen if you just can't get home.  Let your neighbors know your pet might need some care, or have a trusted friend who will make sure your four-footed companion is taken care of." - Alabama Public Radio

• What to buy for your pets if you're practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

• What to buy for your pets if you're practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

• What to buy for your pets if you're practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

3/13/2020  "With the new coronavirus declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, governments have instituted travel restrictions and health officials are recommending social distancing measures such as working remotely, staying home as much as possible, and limiting public activities. If you've been stocking up on such staples as toilet paper, bottled water, and non-perishable food items, don't forget to prepare for your pets' needs as well." - Insider

• The WHO has changed its position on coronavirus and pets

• What to buy for your pets if you're practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

• What to buy for your pets if you're practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

3/13/2020  "Yesterday, the WHO’s coronavirus myth-buster page said there was no evidence that animals such as dogs or cats could be infected with virus. Today, that section is gone. The WHO told Quartz in an email that, “currently, there is no evidence that pets such as dogs and cats have infected humans with Covid-19.” - Quartz

• Can Cats Get Coronavirus?

• What to buy for your pets if you're practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

• WHO says pets are generally safe from being infected with coronavirus

3/12/2020  "It’s hard to escape news of the coronavirus these days—and if you have pets, you’re probably not only worried about the possibility of contracting the virus yourself but also about coronavirus in cats. With the recent news of a dog in Hong Kong that tested positive for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, pet owners may be concerned about passing the contagion on not only to family and friends but also to their furry companions." - Reader's Digest

• WHO says pets are generally safe from being infected with coronavirus

• Quarantine the cat? Disinfect the dog? The latest advice about the coronavirus and your pets

• WHO says pets are generally safe from being infected with coronavirus

3/12/2020  "A relief to pet owners: there’s no evidence that companion animals such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus as of now, according to the World Health Organization." - Quartz

• Quarantine the cat? Disinfect the dog? The latest advice about the coronavirus and your pets

• Quarantine the cat? Disinfect the dog? The latest advice about the coronavirus and your pets

• Quarantine the cat? Disinfect the dog? The latest advice about the coronavirus and your pets

3/12/2020  "When a Pomeranian in hong Kong tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 last week, pets quickly became part of the coronavirus conversation. The case raised the alarming possibility that pets could become part of the transmission chain for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which could potentially harm both them and us. But many questions remain about this possibility and how best to respond." - Science Magazine

• Can your pet give you coronavirus? All your dog & cat COVID-19 questions answered

• Quarantine the cat? Disinfect the dog? The latest advice about the coronavirus and your pets

• Quarantine the cat? Disinfect the dog? The latest advice about the coronavirus and your pets

3/12/2020  "Protecting our loved ones from coronavirus is the aim of the game at the minute. But what about your loved ones who aren't human? The PDSA estimates that 50% of UK adults own a pet, which means half of us have a furry (or not so furry) friend to worry about too. There have been a number of reports about dogs catching coronavirus, but apparently this isn't a reason to be concerned." - METRO

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• Amid pandemic, veterinarians turn to drive-up service and even telemedicine

3/31/2020  "During the coronavirus outbreak the PDSA stress the importance of daily activity for your cat’s physical and mental health. If you are not self-isolating and are not considered vulnerable under the Government’s advice, you do not need to stop your cat from going outdoors. Cats Protection outline on their website: “If you’re currently well but in the vulnerable category set out by Government – e.g: over the age of 70, have an underlying health condition or are in precautionary self-isolation, we’d recommend the same measures as for those with suspected coronavirus (COVID-19).”" - EXPRESS

• Amid pandemic, veterinarians turn to drive-up service and even telemedicine

• Amid pandemic, veterinarians turn to drive-up service and even telemedicine

• Amid pandemic, veterinarians turn to drive-up service and even telemedicine

3/27/2020  "Veterinary clinics are turning to online and drive-up options as they continue to treat our beloved furry friends. Veterinary services are deemed “essential” during the statewide stay-at-home mandate. At the PetVet Animal Hospital in Salt Lake, people are being asked to park out front and then a veterinary technician comes out from the facility to take in their dog or cat for treatment while they wait outside." - Hawaii News Now

• Veterinary experts say pet-to-human coronavirus transfer unlikely

• Good News: Experts Say There's Still No Evidence You Can Catch Coronavirus From Pets

• Good News: Experts Say There's Still No Evidence You Can Catch Coronavirus From Pets

3/12/2020  "Veterinary experts are still learning new details about the coronavirus as it relates to pets, but they urge pet owners not to do anything drastic. The coronavirus reached pandemic levels across the world, but it's is nothing new for dogs and cats. "Dogs have two different coronaviruses," said Angie Zinkus, co-medical director for Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital. "Cats have one different coronavirus that we’ve known about for years. But again, it’s not the same thing." - WREG Memphis News 3

• Good News: Experts Say There's Still No Evidence You Can Catch Coronavirus From Pets

• Good News: Experts Say There's Still No Evidence You Can Catch Coronavirus From Pets

• Good News: Experts Say There's Still No Evidence You Can Catch Coronavirus From Pets

3/9/2020  "If you're working from home or trying to de-stress from coronavirus fears, your favourite furry friend may seem like a perfect companion. The good news is: despite reports that one dog tested "weak positive" for coronavirus, most experts agree you needn't worry that your household dog or cat is at risk, either of spreading the virus or getting sick themselves." - ScienceAlert

• How to protect your pets amid coronavirus outbreak

• Good News: Experts Say There's Still No Evidence You Can Catch Coronavirus From Pets

• Pets unlikely to pass COVID-19 to humans, other animals

3/9/2020  VIDEO: "As scientists learn more about this novel coronavirus COVID-19, they're urging health leaders and possible patients to take an abundance of caution. That includes caution with your pets. At Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital in Cordova, a lot of Dr. Angie Zinkus' clients are asking about coronavirus. “People are worried about their dogs and wondering if they can catch it from their dogs,” Zinkus said." - WMC5

• Pets unlikely to pass COVID-19 to humans, other animals

• Coronavirus in Cats and Dogs: Can Your Pets Spread the Disease?

• Pets unlikely to pass COVID-19 to humans, other animals

3/6/2020  "In response to emerging reports that a dog in Hong Kong has tested “weak positive” for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has updated its advisory document regarding pets and the virus. The organization’s One Health and Scientific Committees concur with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), stating there is “no evidence at this time” that pets could be a source of infection for other animals or humans." - Veterinary Practice News

• Coronavirus in Cats and Dogs: Can Your Pets Spread the Disease?

• Coronavirus in Cats and Dogs: Can Your Pets Spread the Disease?

• Coronavirus in Cats and Dogs: Can Your Pets Spread the Disease?

3/6/2020  AUDIO: "Experts say there is no evidence that cats or dogs can become infected or spread the new coronavirus.  They can, however, carry their own strains of coronavirus, according to Dr. Harvey Rubin, professor of medicine and computer science with a specialty in infectious disease at the University of Pennsylvania." - WCCO Radio

• Dogs, cats can’t pass on coronavirus, but can test positive

• Coronavirus in Cats and Dogs: Can Your Pets Spread the Disease?

• Coronavirus in Cats and Dogs: Can Your Pets Spread the Disease?

3/5/2020  "Pet cats and dogs cannot pass the new coronavirus on to humans, but they can test positive for low levels of the pathogen if they catch it from their owners. That’s the conclusion of Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department after a dog in quarantine tested weakly positive for the virus Feb. 27, Feb. 28 and March 2, using the canine’s nasal and oral cavity samples." - pressherald.com

• Your pet can't catch the coronavirus. Here's why one dog tested positive

• Your pet can't catch the coronavirus. Here's why one dog tested positive

• Your pet can't catch the coronavirus. Here's why one dog tested positive

3/2/2020  "They're your furry best friend and a fixture of your home -- but could your beloved cat or dog give you coronavirus? Experts agree, almost definitely not. Why then did one dog in Hong Kong test positive for coronavirus last week? Here's what happened." - Action News Now

• No Evidence That Pets Can Get Covid-19, but Wash Your Hands Anyway

• Your pet can't catch the coronavirus. Here's why one dog tested positive

• Your pet can't catch the coronavirus. Here's why one dog tested positive

2/29/2020  "Pet owners may be wondering whether Covid-19, the coronavirus that has infected thousands of people worldwide, is a threat to dogs or cats or can be carried by them. So far, the short answer is no." - The New York Times

• Can pets get the coronavirus? Answers aren’t crystal clear

• Your pet can't catch the coronavirus. Here's why one dog tested positive

• Can pets get the coronavirus? Answers aren’t crystal clear

2/29/2020  "As coronavirus cases continue to multiply around the globe, it is natural to worry about your own safety, as well as the safety of your family and friends. But do you also need to worry about your pets? It’s not a stupid question. Human-to-pet virus transmission has happened before..." - Los Angeles Times

• Can people spread coronavirus to pets?

• Coronavirus: Can my dog or cat get it — and pass it along to me?

• Can pets get the coronavirus? Answers aren’t crystal clear

2/6/2020  VIDEO: "The World Health Organization echoed the same thing and said, “At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus." "Our sources are Peter Rabinowitz, the Director of the University of Washington’s Center for One Health Research, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." - Fox61.com

• Coronavirus: Can my dog or cat get it — and pass it along to me?

• Coronavirus: Can my dog or cat get it — and pass it along to me?

• Coronavirus: Can my dog or cat get it — and pass it along to me?

1/29/2020  "Yes, your pets can get coronavirus. But it’s not the scary one. And they can’t give it you. Research shows that lots of animals are vulnerable to coronavirus, a large, hardy and sprawling family of pathogens. Birds get avian coronavirus. Pigs get porcine coronavirus. Cows get bovine coronavirus. Horses get equine coronavirus" - The Mercury News

• Coronavirus and cats, dogs and other animals

• Coronavirus: Can my dog or cat get it — and pass it along to me?

• Coronavirus: Can my dog or cat get it — and pass it along to me?

1/21/2020  "Pets can catch coronaviruses and the infections can become severe. Sometimes the viruses can lead to deadly diseases. One can cause feline infectious peritonitis in cats and something called a pantropic canine coronavirus can infect cats and dogs, according to a 2011 study." - CNN Health

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