COVID-19 in dogs and cats
Cases of COVID-19 and community spread are being reported in all states.
The best way to avoid becoming ill is to avoid exposure to the virus. Taking typical preventive actions is key.
Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people.
For more key information on COVID-19 and your pets health and welfare, please visit the AVMA website at American Veterinary Medical Association
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
Shortness of breath
For more information on the Coronavirus, transmission and more, please visit the CDC's website at: Coronavirus Disease
Leading Veterinary Diagnostic Company Sees No COVID-19 Cases in Pet
WESTBROOK, Maine, March 13, 2020--IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), a global leader in veterinary diagnostics and software, today announced that the company has seen NO positive results in pets to date of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus strain responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) respiratory outbreak in humans. IDEXX evaluated thousands of canine and feline specimens during validation of a new veterinary test system for the COVID-19 virus. The specimens used for test development and validation were obtained from specimens submitted to IDEXX Reference Laboratories for PCR testing.For more information on COVID-19 and your pet, please visit IDEXX Laboratories website at: IDEXX Reference Laboratories
Confirmed Cases In Illinois
As of November 3rd, 2020 there have been 7,876,421 people tested and 423,502 positive (confirmed) cases of the Coronavirus with the first case being reported on January 24th, 2020. The Illinois recovery rate is 96%.For information on confirmed cases and tests in Illinois, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health
Basic protective measures
Wash your hands frequently
Maintain social distancing
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Stay informed and follow advice given from your healthcare providers
For more information on the Coronavirus and what you can do to prevent its spread, visit the World Health Organization