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Pets & Coronavirus: What We Need to Know

The news that a tiger in the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 is raising questions about interspecies transmission and how to keep our pets healthy.

For Spirituality & Health Magazine

“The AVMA notes there is no evidence that cats can transmit the virus to people and no reason for cats (or other pets) to be excluded from our homes in fear of viral spreading."

For many of us, quarantine and social distancing have increased time spent with our beloved companion animals. These furkids attend (endless) online meetings with us, offer much-needed moments for physical touch, and help us keep our lightheartedness. Animals dominate our social feeds, from quarantine sanity tips courtesy of Pluto the sassy Canadian Schnauzer to the viral Facebook post: “Describe how your pet is driving you nuts during your work-from-home ‘new normal’ but use the terminology ‘my coworkers’ for your cat/dog.” My coworkers are stalking me for food and ruining my sofa. Yet, it has not been all fun and memes for animal lovers this week, after The New York Times reported a tiger at the Bronx Zoo named Nadia tested positive for COVID-19. ... Read the full article on


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