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Coronavirus generates pet safety concerns

If you are out walking your dog, take them to less populated areas.

Posted: Apr 8, 2020 7:42 PM

CALIFORNIA — Veterinarians say we should make sure to keep our pets away from other animals.

Doctor Dawn Alves from All About Pets Veterinary Hospital said it is unlikely a pet could get the virus from a person or give it to a person, but there are other risks.

Pets could potentially spread it if it gets on their fur because the virus could live on their fur coat about as long as it does on clothing.

Meaning, if it gets on their fur and someone pets them, then touches their face, they themselves could become infected.

"That actually gets me thinking because he sees other dogs when we go outside to go to the bathroom and I don't know what other owners do or where they may have been, so that gets me thinking a little now," said pet owner Rachel Dias.

Doctor Alves said the safest thing to do is keep your animals away from other animals and humans for as long as we are social distancing.

"You think of how many cases there are out there. If one tiger tested positive, I don't really have any concerns," said Laura Jellison, who explained she is not worried.

If you are out walking your dog, take them to less populated areas.

The Centers for Disease Control said at this time, there is no evidence of cases here in the United States where people have spread the virus to their pets.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 591376

Reported Deaths: 10753
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2142835112
Riverside43376824
Orange41823745
San Bernardino38290555
San Diego33157602
Kern25179183
Fresno17978191
Alameda14112209
San Joaquin13870235
Santa Clara12962207
Sacramento12274179
Tulare11643205
Stanislaus10855177
Contra Costa10103149
Imperial9919252
Ventura874093
San Francisco783467
Santa Barbara707473
San Mateo6535122
Merced610274
Monterey562839
Marin547181
Kings506762
Solano433841
Sonoma382551
Madera259040
Placer237724
San Luis Obispo230017
Yolo189845
Santa Cruz13166
Butte12808
Napa114211
Sutter10197
El Dorado7852
San Benito7674
Lassen6830
Yuba6784
Mendocino47810
Shasta46910
Glenn4363
Colusa3975
Nevada3571
Tehama3041
Humboldt2934
Lake2532
Amador19510
Calaveras1611
Mono1601
Tuolumne1592
Inyo1135
Siskiyou1060
Del Norte1040
Mariposa632
Plumas370
Trinity60
Modoc50
Sierra50
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
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Chester
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The weather around most of California heated quite a bit on Thursday, and much hotter weather is ahead. An Excessive Heat Warning is now in effect from Friday through next Wednesday.
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