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Coronavirus and Pets

Coronavirus and Pets
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The spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to dominate the news headlines, and understandably some people may be concerned about the risk of transmission between humans and animals.

This is the current statement from the World Health Organisation:

“At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets. This protects you against various common bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella that can pass between pets and humans.”

We have always had an antibacterial hand rub on our reception counters and it’s great to see everyone being so conscious and using it whilst they are with us.

You may also have read that human hospitals have been asked to carry out more video-based consultations to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

With our new PetsApp service, Pennard Vets is also able to offer you the convenience of video consultations, as well as an easy and convenient way to message our team, and request appointments.

PetsApp is free to download to your phone or tablet - petsapp.com/pennard

If you have any queries, including our PetsApp, please contact your local Pennard Vets branch for more details.