Protecting your pets from COVID-19

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Although the COVID-19 virus has been spreading very quickly around the world for almost five months, scientists still do not know the exact source of the current outbreak - it is only known that it is of animal origin.
Analysis of the virus showed that it went through the natural process of evolution and adaptation to new carriers - that is, it went through several species of animals before it gained the ability to infect humans!
Coronaviruses are a category of viruses. Some of them cause colds in humans, while others infect only certain animals - cattle, camels and bats. Some coronaviruses, such as dog and cat coronaviruses, only infect animals and do not harm humans.
Rather, the opposite: a person can infect an animal.
SARS-CoV-2 acts on a wider group of living things - recently, scientists have found that it is able to infect almost all mammals. Among them - rabbits, badgers, raccoons, cats, dogs, pangolins, rats and mice. Learn more about Protecting your pets from COVID-19  And keep in mind that infection does not necessarily mean that animals will get a new type of coronavirus just like humans. A recent study showed that cats can get COVID-19 from humans, but they get sick without symptoms. At the same time, infected animals transmit the virus within their population.

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