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How to Keep Your Dog, Cat, and Other Pets Safe From COVID-19

Photo credit: AJ_Watt - Getty Images
Photo credit: AJ_Watt – Getty Images

From Prevention

As you keep your distance from fellow humans to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it’s only natural to wonder whether your pets are also safe. Unfortunately, evidence shows that cats, dogs, and other animals can contract SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.

In August, the first dog to test positive for COVID-19 in North Carolina died after showing signs of respiratory distress, ABC News reported. A member of the dog’s family had tested positive for COVID-19, but later tested negative. Amid the early stages of the pandemic, a dog in Hong

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Indians trying to keep their pets safe from Covid-19 might actually be harming them

Covid-19 has fueled demand for masks and sanitizers across the globe. In India, the pandemic is boosting another sector: pet care products.

Indians are spending top buck for the safety of their pets against coronavirus. Products like animal-friendly alcohol-free sanitizers, imported strong-strapped masks, and immunity-boosting treats have become popular on e-commerce portals and stores in urban India.

On July 15, pet-care brand Wiggles.in launched an alcohol-free sanitizer for animals in India, which it claims is irritation-free and has a soothing effect on pets. Within 30 days of its launch, the company sold out most of its inventory. “We have sold

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How to keep your pet safe and healthy in the heatwave

Reese Witherspoon and Moonie in 'Legally Blonde', 2001: Rex Features
Reese Witherspoon and Moonie in ‘Legally Blonde’, 2001: Rex Features

Learning how to cope in the heat can be a struggle, with the beaming rays of the sun, the inescapable humidity and the ever-rising temperatures tough to handle for many.

However, if you’re finding this heatwave unbearable, just imagine how your pet may be feeling.

Domestic animals don’t have the luxury of being able to say when they’re feeling overheated or dehydrated, which is why you need to learn how to keep your pet as safe and healthy as possible during these extreme weather conditions.

Whether you’re a dog person

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21 Plants That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs

There are two things we love deeply in life: plants and pets. The bad news is that many common plants are not safe for cats and dogs. Certain plants can be toxic to pets when ingested, sometimes causing seizures, tremors, or worse. Even the most well-behaved animals are bound to take a bite of a houseplant at some point, so we reached out to New Jersey veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan for her advice on how to select greenery that won’t harm the four-legged friends in our lives. Since we strongly endorse adding greenery to your home to clean your air

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Can I give my dog or cat COVID-19? The CDC has tips on keeping your pets safe

As people spend more time indoors with other family members, the concern about passing the coronavirus to a loved one is one of our daily stressors. As cases soar in Florida, and Miami-Dade is closing restaurants to in-person dining except for outdoor seating, more people are expected to stay at home, increasing the risk of transmitting the virus..

And what if one of your loved ones is a dog or a cat?

Can our pets get COVID-19 from its human?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the answer is yes.

“A small number of pets worldwide —

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