CDC: Social distancing also applies to pets

by Daniel Payne · Apr 28th, 2020 12:40 pm
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have come out with new guidance on household pets in the era of coronavirus, declaring that social distancing rules apply to pets, as well.

Two cats in New York recently tested positive for coronavirus, the first in the country to do so. The CDC is thus urging pet owners to treat pets like "other human family members," saying that means keeping cats indoors and walking dogs six feet away from other animals and people.

The CDC said the cats had mild cases of coronavirus and are expected to make a full recovery.


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