There is no scientific evidence that dogs or cats can transmit the virus to people or vice versa.  There was one weakly positive test in one dog in Hong Kong weeks ago, and we suspect that was a test error.  We DO recommend that dogs get a coronavirus vaccine (and a booster in 3-4 weeks if they've never had one before) to eliminate presence of coronavirus in the environment (the dog coronavirus is NOT Covid-19). 

 It is estimated that 85% of dogs have coronavirus in their intestinal tracts, but those vaccinated do not have any detectable virus.  It couldn't hurt to manage this.  Coronavirus in dogs causes enteritis...diarrhea symptoms, and is seldom of severe clinical significance except when dogs have other severe diseases on top of Coronavirus. 

What you can do to prepare for ANY type of emergency in your home:

​-Identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes too ill to care for pets.
-Have crates, food and extra supplies on hand for movement and relocation of pets if necessary.
-Keep all animal vaccines up to date in the event that boarding becomes necessary.
-Ensure that all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions. It’s a good idea to include the prescription from your veterinarian with the medications and your pet’s to-go bag.
-Pets should have proper identification: a collar with ID tag and a microchip with current, up-to date contact information.

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