Pet Food News / Coronavirus and Pets
on April 9, 2020

WHO updates pet guidance during COVID-19 pandemic

Health officials have not documented any cases of cats, ferrets or other pets directly transmitting the virus to humans.

The World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidance on the risks of COVID-19 to pets, after an ailing tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, and researchers observed the virus responsible for the disease reproduce in domestic cats and ferrets then transmit from cat-to-cat.

The WHO Q&A…

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