According to the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, there is no evidence that companion animals such as cats and dogs can be infected or spread the virus that causes COVID-19.
Have a plan in place if you contract the virus, become ill and/or need hospitalization and can longer care for your pet(s):
Is there anyone else in your home who could help? Maybe a neighbor, friend, coworker, or family member? The most important step you can take today is to come up with two potential pet plans and talk directly with those people so they are prepared in case they are called to action.
Prepare a pet supply kit. This is essential if you find yourself in an emergency situation without the ability to track down the proper supplies.
Have enough pet food and medication. Most local veterinary hospitals are still open, however, check out their websites beforehand for updated visitation protocols.
Please click on the following links for additional resources regarding animal health and welfare during this pandemic: